true to life


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true to life

Consistent with the real world; seeming closer to reality than artifice. His paintings are startlingly true to life. I've always valued making stylistic films over something more true to life.
See also: life, true

true to ˈlife

(of a book, film/movie, etc.) seeming real rather than invented: I don’t think the characters are very true to life.
See also: life, true

true to life

Conforming to reality.
See also: life, true
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The inventor of the True To Life Professional Mannequin now seeks a third party licensee to manufacture, market, and distribute the product for her under a royalty agreement.
The mastectomy scenes had a breast cancer nurse there to ensure they were true to life.
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Hunter's prose isn't subtle as it preaches male self-reliance and responsibility, but his landscape of characters and their quandaries are sho'nuff true to life.
Every last one is entirely a product of Steinberg's wizardry, of an imagination in hot pursuit of the bizarre effect which unexpectedly turns out to be true to life.
The story of the Gangulis lingers in our minds--gently ironic, bittersweet, and true to life.
While they lack the almost scientific accuracy of the original series, Wyeth argues the posthumous renderings are, in their way, just as true to life.