Definitions of fact

  1. an event known to have happened or something known to have existed; " your fears have no basis in fact"; " how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell"
  2. a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; " first you must collect all the facts of the case"
  3. a concept whose truth can be proved; " scientific hypotheses are not facts"
  4. a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; " he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"
  5. A doing, making, or preparing.
  6. An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.
  7. Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.
  8. The assertion or statement of a thing done or existing; sometimes, even when false, improperly put, by a transfer of meaning, for the thing done, or supposed to be done; a thing supposed or asserted to be done; as, history abounds with false facts.
  9. Anything that is done; that which certainly exists; reality; truth.
  10. A deed or anything done; anything that comes to pass; reality; truth; the assertion of a thing done.
  11. An act; event; reality.
  12. Anything that is, is done, or happens; an act; deed; truth; reality.
  13. A deed or anything done; an event or anything that comes to pass; reality; truth; the assertion of a thing as a fact.
  14. Anything which is done; an event; a deed; a reality; truth; in fact, in reality, as opposed to supposition; matter- of- fact, a. prosaic or material, as opposed to fanciful or poetical.

Quotes of fact

  1. Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act. – James Agate
  2. The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off- we do not have to stand for this. – Bono
  3. The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one's neighbor and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell. – Aleister Crowley
  4. I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman- I'll kiss a frog if you like. – Stephen Fry
  5. The United States is a strong and ardent ally of Israel. The fact of the matter is that friends can disagree. I think what's important is that world leaders are able to sit down with one another, have frank conversations and move forward. – Valerie Jarrett
  6. It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgement by this name. It is, in fact a kind of martial law. – Franz Kafka
  7. The internal conditions in Iran are worsening in all aspects. Poverty and unemployment are becoming more severe, despite the fact that Iran has turned into a developed and industrialized country. – Moshe Katsav
  8. You know, I find it so difficult being a... as a matter of fact little do people know that most of the leading members of the cast have a background that they would never expect them to have, and play the show they did. – Werner Klemperer
  9. You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth. – John Lennon
  10. Yeah, I think that's it... It's like Jesse James. He became really popular because he lasted so long. You know, there is some degree of truth to the fact that time will dignify anything, too. – John Milius
  11. The time has come to underscore the fact that our and others' rights are contingent on our willingness to assert and defend them. – John Charles Polanyi
  12. I'm a fan of short horror fiction... in fact the most memorable horror I've read is of the short variety... but I have a hard time pulling it off myself. – George Stephen
  13. The anger that appears to be building up between the sexes becomes more virulent with every day that passes. And far from women taking the blame... the fact is that men are invariably portrayed as the bad guys. Being a good man is like being a good Nazi. – Dave Thomas
  14. We're kind of wishing some parents would come back. And of course we're uneasy about the fact that we wish they'd come back- I mean, what's wrong with us? – David Foster Wallace
  15. We wonder why we have got the Freemen or the militants. We wonder why we have got unrest in this country. It is because our government, in fact has got out of hand and out of line, with the Endangered Species Act. – Don Young

Usage examples for fact

  1. " The fact is ... – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  2. In fact I might not be home until to- morrow night. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  3. Nor do we deny the fact that such a thing has been done even with us. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  4. I don't very often look at 'em, and that's a fact – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store by Laura Lee Hope
  5. The fact that you are going to dine with us this evening. – Bijou by Gyp
  6. As a matter of fact she's his sister. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  7. " In fact we're lost. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  8. As a matter of fact he never did so. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  9. In fact there was no saying what there was not there. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  10. Why do they not come to the fact – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  11. In fact I do know more about them. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  12. The fact is something rather strange has happened. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  13. " As a matter of fact I want it now. – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  14. In fact I am pretty certain from what Mrs. Collingwood said, it was that. – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  15. This was indeed the fact – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
  16. In fact there's no chance at all. – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  17. Had she, in fact been married? – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  18. The fact was, for me, enough. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  19. Suppose it was a fact – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  20. As a matter of fact he isn't coming. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim

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