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The communication of discriminate pieces of factual information as deemed appropriate by the person making those communications in order not to have to disclose the entire truth because of the prolonged time of explaining the entire truth or possible ramifications thereof.

"Johnnie told Susan only the partial truth, so that she couldn’t really comprehend that he was sleeping with Julie on the side."
by Brent Miller and Lynne Bebout November 08, 2007
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