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English definition of “gospel”


noun [U] (TRUTH)    /ˈɡɒs.pəl/ US  /ˈɡɑː.spəl/ (also gospel truth) informal
the complete truth: If Mary tells you something, you can take it as gospel.Reality and truth
(Definition of gospel noun (TRUTH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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