I was using "...the truth remains to be seen" in a sentence when I realized I meant the opposite of this. I'm looking a phrase antithetical to this idiom, that follows the same (empirical) line of thinking. Is there one?

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    What do you think "the truth remains to be seen" means, and what do you mean by "the opposite of" this meaning? There's not enough context here to answer the question as stated. – John Lawler Sep 23 '14 at 2:36


The truth is self-evident.

  • This was similar to Josh's answer but more succinct. Thanks for your help. – Wilhelm Sep 23 '14 at 19:48

Could it be 'the truth will never be known'?

  • This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. – Vilmar Sep 23 '14 at 14:46
  • @Vilmar, the “Could it be” phrase is rhetorical, ie has meaning similar to “Perhaps it means”. Also, this seems to me to be the right answer. – James Waldby - jwpat7 Sep 23 '14 at 23:00
  • @jwpat7 Thank you. Yes it was a rhetorical question. – WS2 Sep 24 '14 at 17:16

I suggest:

The truth is patently obvious

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