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au·then·tic·i·ty

(aw'then-tis'i-tē),
1. The quality of being genuine and valid.
2. In psychological functioning and personality, applied to the conscious feelings, perceptions, and thoughts one expresses and communicates honestly and genuinely.
[G. authentikos, original, primary]

authenticity

[ô′thəntis′itē]
(in psychiatry) emotional and behavioral openness; a quality of being genuine and trustworthy.
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If it is true that Captain MacWhirr never walked and breathed on this earth (which I find for my part extremely difficult to believe) I can also assure my readers that he is perfectly authentic.
His steam-like breathings, usually droll in their effect, were more tragic than so many groans: while from head to foot, he was in that begrimed, besmeared, neglected state, that he might have been an authentic portrait of Misfortune which could scarcely be discerned through its want of cleaning.
A mass of timber on its head, carved into the dim and distant semblance of a cocked hat, together with a representation of a star on the left breast and epaulettes on the shoulders, denoted that it was intended for the effigy of some famous admiral; but, without those helps, any observer might have supposed it the authentic portrait of a distinguished merman, or great sea-monster.
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Haresign relates those messages into direct confrontation and challenge as he builds a convincing case for the display of authentic Christianity.
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All products in the range are made using the highest quality ingredients and carefully balanced spice mixes to bring the authentic flavours of India to kitchens all over the UK.
The Uncommon Path of Awakening Authentic Joy: An Integral Guide to Uncovering Concealed Conditioning" is a metaphysical philosophy book hoping to help readers find the true happiness.
Welsh ready meals will soon be on the menu alongside paella and gazpacho following a Spanish export deal secured by the Authentic Curry Company.
Beginning with an introduction to food in Santa Fe; a description of the Santa Fe kitchen, a guide to chiles; and a listing of authentic Santa Fe ingredients; a section devoted to Sauces and Salsas; and the basics of taco or tostada shells, pickled red onions; and safron rice.
The Authentic Eye: Revisiting Folk Art Masterworks" is a privately published compendium of 68 works of art which taken collectively provide a retrospective of some of the most significant artifacts and artworks that antiquities dealer David Wheatcroft has been privileged to represent over the past 25 years.
This article explores the theoretical and philosophical foundations of an authentic leadership development course taught in the college classroom and shares recommendations for leadership educators seeking to implement a personal leadership development course on their campus.