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sincerity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sincerity the trait of being serious "a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice"
    • n sincerity a quality of naturalness and simplicity "the simple sincerity of folk songs"
    • n sincerity the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical "his sincerity inspired belief","they demanded some proof of my sincerity"
    • n sincerity an earnest and sincere feeling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Grasping your ears is a sign of repentance or sincerity in India.
    • n Sincerity The quality or state of being sincere; honesty of mind or intention; freedom from simulation, hypocrisy, disguise, or false pretense; sincereness. "I protest, in the sincerity of love.""Sincerity is a duty no less plain than important."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sincerity The state or character of being sincere. Freedom from admixture, adulteration, or alloy; pnrity.
    • n sincerity Freedom from duplicity, deceit, or falsehood; honesty; truthfulness.
    • n sincerity Integrity; uprightness; faithfulness.
    • n sincerity Synonyms See sincere.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sincerity state or quality of being sincere: honesty of mind: freedom from pretence
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
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    “A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
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    “Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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    “Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.”
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “Faithfulness and sincerity are the highest things.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
  • George Santayana
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    “A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sinceritas,: cf. F. sincérité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sincerus, clean, generally derived from sine, without, cera, wax; better from sin-, single, -cerus for an assumed scerus, bright.

Usage

In literature:

If they disavow his conduct, we must naturally look to their treatment of him as the sole evidence of their sincerity.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I sincerely lament it, because I sincerely esteem them all, and because it multiplies schisms where harmony is safety.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His younger acquaintances in the Nonjuring body, however sincere and generous in temperament, were men of a different order.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
With the utmost sincerity she wondered for the thousandth time why she had ever been born.
"The Halo" by Bettina von Hutten
This is peculiarly the case with the most sincere and genuine men.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
He loves the truth, and sympathizes with all earnest and sincere inquirers after it.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Isaacson's sincerity was sorely tested by his friendship at this period.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Prayer is the offering up of the sincere desires and feelings of our hearts to God.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
My case was liver disease and nervous dyspepsia of which your medicine has cured me, for which receive my sincere thanks.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Only the sincere ever doubt their sincerity.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
Some of the best men value sincerity of appearance in a woman more than perhaps you would believe to be possible.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The interest of the State is with him a sincere thirst of the soul, as it was in the little pagan cities.
"George Bernard Shaw" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
In days so grave as these, it is necessary for every one to be sincere.
"Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia" by L. Mühlbach,
Alida was the first whose charms were capable of rendering them sincere.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
I pray you, continue your story with the same sincerity.
"Luxury-Gluttony:" by Eugène Sue
I sincerely believe not.
"Luttrell Of Arran Complete" by Charles James Lever
Sincere and beautiful as the ideal of chivalrous love may have been, it speedily degenerated.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
I am sincerely sorry for him, and so will you be.
"Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)" by Edmund Downey Charles James Lever
Ever yours sincerely, Olive Cecilia Cowley.
"The Life, Letters and Work of Frederic Leighton" by Mrs. Russell Barrington
The proposal itself should be sincere and earnest.
"Book of Etiquette" by Lillian Eichler
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In poetry:

WEEPING, murmuring, complaining,
Lost to every gay delight;
MYRA, too sincere for feigning,
Fears th' approaching bridal night.
"A Sonnet" by Oliver Goldsmith
Deal gently, Lord, with souls sincere,
And lead them safely on
To the bright gates of Paradise,
Where Christ their Lord is gone.
"Psalm 125" by Isaac Watts
Pure and sincere is Mary's Love:
Words were superfluous to tell;
A thousand tendernesses prove
That Mary loves her Stephen well.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
Lord, search my thoughts, and try my ways,
And make my soul sincere
Then shall I stand before thy face,
And find acceptance there.
"Hymn 136" by Isaac Watts
O may I steal Along the vale
Of humble life, secure from foes!
My friend sincere, My judgment clear,
And gentle business my repose!
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
His spirit hates deceit and lies,
His words are all sincere;
He guards his heart, he guards his eyes,
To keep his conscience clear.
"Psalm XXXII: Happy the Man" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Specifically, I didn't expect a pop-monger to get funky courtesy of a few stealth Cake members, and the Jesus thing, while left-field, seemed sincere.
Apparently guests were mildly pleased by the chain's sincere efforts to provide a hassle-free stay.
Marchionne ' sincerely ' hopes to acquire rest of Chrysler.
( Sincerely Inc / November 14, 2012 ).
Fifteen-year-old Erin Billings of Burnt Hills hopes to provide a window into the teen world and the issue of bullying through her new book, " Sincerely, " which was released on July 17.
Kate Winslet Tells Vanity Fair 'I Am Sincerely Grateful for My Buttocks'.
Sincerely, the church.
"I Sincerely Apologize" For Crude Tsunami Tweets.
Usher ' Sincerely Troubled' by Gadhafi Concert Link.
Sincere thanks to Crossroads Church for the use of its building for the blood drive.
Climate-change scientists—so serious, so sincere, so scandalous.
The New Albany Elementary School PTO would like to express our sincere appreciation to the numerous businesses and individuals that contributed in some way to the first Deck the Halls Shopping Extravaganza.
Neither is compassion, sincerity or generosity.
My sincere thank you to Diana Pyle for stepping in for me with the Senior Center exercise class.
And extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who had a part in the removal of the property at 917 Broadway, more commonly called "The Old Ward's Building".
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In science:

Let Λ be an artin algebra, and let t be a sincere stable separating tubular family.
Infinite dimensional representations of canonical algebras
ACKNOW L EDGMENT S We would like to sincerely thank our colleagues for their specific contributions in various sections in this paper.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
The authors would like to express their sincere gratitude to Professor Sadayoshi Ko jima for encouraging them.
Quandle homology and complex volume
I would like to express my sincere thanks to Prof. M.
Perspective from Micro-Macro Duality -- Towards non-perturbative renormalization scheme
Lemma 3.1 is inspired by a conversation with Professor Paul Baum during his visit to Fudan University in Shanghai, to whom the author also express his sincere thanks.
Cohomology obstructions to certain circle actions
We extend our sincere gratitude to the WEHeraeus Stiftung for the support and to Mrs.
Strong interactions: From methods to structures
Finally, the last section presents the proof of the main results in a series of technical yet elementary lemmas. I sincerely thank Mirko Primc for his valuable suggestions.
Character formulas for Feigin-Stoyanovsky's type subspaces of standard $\mathfrak{sl}(3, \mathbb{C})^{\widetilde{}}$-modules
The author would like to sincerely thank his thesis advisor, Paul Hewitt, under who’s direction and advice these results originally appeared.
Generic Representation Theory of the Heisenberg Group
Acknowledgments. I sincerely thank my advisor Prof.
Stability of complex hyperbolic space under curvature-normalized Ricci flow
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Constantin Z˘alinescu for reading through the first version of this paper, and making a number of suggestions that have improved the exposition enormously.
The asymmetric sandwich theorem
This was written under Giovanni Forni for my PhD thesis, and I am sincerely grateful for his help.
The Cohomological Equation and Invariant Distributions for Horocycle Maps
Acknowledgement The authors would like to express his sincere gratitude to Professor Fumio Sakai for his valuable advices and warm encouragement during the preparation of the present article.
Punctual Hilbert schemes for irreducible curve singularities of $E_6$ and $E_8$ types
Acknowledgements The authors would like to express their sincere gratitude to Professor Yasuo Ohno for pointing out that (1.16) in Corollary 1.5 is a consequence of the work of Arakawa and Kaneko .
Sum formulas for double polylogarithms with a shifting parameter and their derivatives
ACKNOWLEDGMENT Sincere thanks to my colleague Saugat Mazumdar and my thesis advisor Dr Muralidhara V.N for initial discussions on this paper.
Confidentiality without Encryption For Cloud Computational Privacy
The author would like to express his sincere appreciation to his adviser, Prof.
The Whittaker-Shintani functions for symplectic groups
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