To own to the partial truth of what he had heard would be distressing as long as the humiliating position resulting from the event was unimproved.
The truth seems to be that a long line of disillusive centuries has permanently displaced the Hellenic idea of life, or whatever it may be called.
His mother parted her lips to begin some other vehement truth, but on looking at him she saw that in his face which led her to leave the words unsaid.
If anyone says that I attempted to stop your marriage by any but honest means, that person, too, does not speak the truth.
In fact, precisely at this transitional point of its nightly roll into darkness the great and particular glory of the Egdon waste began, and nobody could be said to understand the heath who had not been there at such a time.
This gradual sinking to the earth was, in fact, one reason why Eustacia had thought that the part of the Turkish Knight, though not the shortest, would suit her best.
Nobody commented, any more than they would have commented on the fact of mushrooms coming in autumn or snowdrops in spring.
She had overlooked the fact that, in coming as a boy among other boys, she would be treated as a boy.
In fact, though they were not Egdon men, they could hardly avoid it while they sucked their long clay tubes and regarded the heath through the window.
Wildeve had not received an inkling of the fact before, and a sudden expression of pain overspread his face.
The vision of what ought to have been is thrown aside in sheer weariness, and browbeaten human endeavour listlessly makes the best of the fact that is.
He was left to wonder during the rest of the evening, for no explanation offered itself, and Eustacia said nothing, the additional fact that she knew of only adding more mystery to the performance.
Those delicate touches of good taste were, in fact, one of the strong points in his demeanour towards the other sex.
If he found opportunity he would allude to the cause of the separation between Eustacia and himself, keeping silence, however, on the fact that there was a third person in his house when his mother was turned away.
Nothing in this appearance was at all singular but the fact of its great difference from what he had formerly been.
Hither the mistress, left neglected at home all the year, can steal and observe the development of the returned lover who has forgotten her, and think as she watches him over her prayer book that he may throb with a renewed fidelity when novelties have lost their charm.
When I said that you stimulated me I meant, to be frank, that in noting your fallacies I was occasionally guided towards the truth.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes Context
But we hold several threads in our hands, and the odds are that one or other of them guides us to the truth.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 5. Three Broken Threads Context
But to tell the truth, sir, we were both very much attached to Sir Charles, and his death gave us a shock and made these surroundings very painful to us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall Context
That is the whole truth, as I am an honest Christian woman and you will see that if there is blame in the matter it does not lie with my husband but with me, for whose sake he has done all that he has.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. Context