01. My grandfather owns an [authentic] painting by Emily Carr.
02. The painting allegedly done by Rembrandt just before his death has now been [authenticated] by an art expert.
03. Their restaurant offers [authentic] Italian food in an Old World atmosphere.
04. The [authenticity] of the newly discovered composition by Mozart has been called into question by a music historian.
05. The fake paintings are so well done that even the experts were unsure of their [authenticity].
06. The team restoring the old building spent a lot of time working to preserve the [authentic] 18th century look.
07. The recent [authentication] of the manuscript as an early work by Hemingway has certainly excited the literary community.
08. Mary Pipher once said that adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their [authentic] selves, and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
09. Rutherford Hayes once suggested that conscience is the [authentic] voice of God to you.
10. According to some Italian chefs, ingredients that should never appear on an [authentic] Italian pizza include bell pepper, pepperoni, or chicken.
11. Exposure to a second language in an [authentic] setting is an essential part of the learning process.
12. Real Italian parmesan cheese is legally [authenticated] by a mark on the outside of the cheese showing the date of production, and the farm where the cheese originated.
13. We can never be sure of the [authenticity] of what has been handed down to us as the words of the Buddha.
14. The museum is doing tests to determine the [authenticity] of the painting.
15. No [authentic] specimens of ancient Roman music have survived to the present day.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Authentic — Au*then tic, a. [OE. autentik, OF. autentique, F. authentique, L. authenticus coming from the real author, of original or firsthand authority, from Gr. ?, fr. ? suicide, a perpetrator or real author of any act, an absolute master; a yto s self +… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • authentic — authentic, genuine, veritable, bona fide denote being exactly what the thing in question is said to be or professes to be. The prevailing sense of authentic is authoritative or trustworthy with the implication of actuality or accordance with fact …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • authentic — authentic, genuine 1. Fowler (1926) tried to establish a distinction in meaning between these two words, reserving authentic for the truthfulness of (for example) a book s contents or a picture s subject and genuine for the status of its alleged… …   Modern English usage

  • Authentic — • The term is used in two senses. It is applied first to a book or document whose contents are invested with a special authority, in virtue of which the work is called authentic. In its second sense it is used as a synonym for genuine , and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • authentic — [ô then′tik] adj. [ME autentike < OFr autentique < LL authenticus < Gr authentikos, genuine < authentēs, one who does things himself < autos, self + hentēs < IE base * sen , to prepare, achieve] 1. that can be believed or… …   English World dictionary

  • authentic — (adj.) mid 14c., authoritative, from O.Fr. autentique (13c., Mod.Fr. authentique) authentic; canonical, and directly from M.L. authenticus, from Gk. authentikos original, genuine, principal, from authentes one acting on one s own authority, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • authentic — I adjective accordant with the facts, according to the facts, accredited, accurate, actual, as represented, attested, authoritative, bona fide, certus, credible, demonstrated, dependable, documented, entitled to acceptance and belief, factual,… …   Law dictionary

  • Authentic — Au*then tic, n. An original (book or document). [Obs.] Authentics and transcripts. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • authentic — [adj] real, genuine accurate, actual, authoritative, bona fide, certain, convincing, credible, creditable, dependable, factual, faithful, for real*, legit*, legitimate, official, original, pure, reliable, sure, true, trustworthy, trusty, twenty… …   New thesaurus

  • authentic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of undisputed origin; genuine. DERIVATIVES authentically adverb authenticity noun. ORIGIN Greek authentikos principal, genuine …   English terms dictionary

  • authentic — adjective Etymology: Middle English autentik, from Anglo French, from Late Latin authenticus, from Greek authentikos, from authentēs perpetrator, master, from aut + hentēs (akin to Greek anyein to accomplish, Sanskrit sanoti he gains) Date: 14th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary