If I'm speaking to somebody and I need to emphasize that what someone told me is true. What's my best option?

  • I assure you, she told me the truth!
  • Trust me, she told me the truth!
  • Believe me, she told me the truth!
  • That's a hundred percent she told me the truth!

Apart from those I've proposed are there any other good ways to say this?

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    Sometimes less is more. In the right tone, just She told me the truth could be a great choice. (Try to say it solemnly. It could add gravity to your word very effectively.) Apr 11 '17 at 12:21
  • I wish to emphasize the truth, not just state it. Apr 11 '17 at 12:26

God's honest truth can be used to emphasise something as being definitely true.

What she told me, it's the God's honest truth!

If you have independently verified the fact, you could also say that, e.g.

It's true, I checked!


Unequivocal is also a good word to use.

She told me the unequivocal truth.


It's unequivocally true.

  • What if I shorten the first to: What she told me is God's honest truth! Apr 11 '17 at 12:27
  • Yes that would be OK
    – SteveES
    Apr 11 '17 at 12:30
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    They're probably still alive and kicking in American casual speech, but I think expressions like It's God's honest truth (and variations on a theme such as I swear to God / by all that's holy / on my life it's true all sound a bit passé to me. Apr 11 '17 at 17:19

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