|Word of the
|Definition-- without false appearance
or nature, genuine or true.
|Discussion--Sincere is often
a closing for business letters that may or may not be sincere in their
content. "I mean it sincerely" is a phrase that if stated probably indicates
a lack of sincerity or an unexpected need to defend one's
from the Latin SineCera which means "without wax". It is believed that
Roman stone carvers would fill building columns with wax and pretend they
were solid. In time, things that were authentic or pure came to be known
as sine cera.
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