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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 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"
  4. A doing, making, or preparing.
  5. An effect produced or achieved; anything done or that comes to pass; an act; an event; a circumstance.
  6. Reality; actuality; truth; as, he, in fact, excelled all the rest; the fact is, he was beaten.
  7. 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.
  8. Anything that is done; that which certainly exists; reality; truth.
  9. A deed or anything done; anything that comes to pass; reality; truth; the assertion of a thing done.
  10. An act; event; reality.
  11. Anything that is, is done, or happens; an act; deed; truth; reality.
  12. A deed or anything done; an event or anything that comes to pass; reality; truth; the assertion of a thing as a fact.
  13. 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.

Usage examples for fact

  1. In fact, I do know more about them. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  2. In fact, I am pretty certain from what Mrs. Collingwood said, it was that. – Lady-Betty-Across-the-Water by Lowell, Orson
  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. In fact there was no saying what there was not there. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  5. As a matter of fact, he isn't coming. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. " As a matter of fact I want it now. – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  7. The fact is something rather strange has happened. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  8. The fact was, for me, enough. – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  9. 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
  10. As a matter of fact he never did so. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  11. This was indeed the fact. – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
  12. Suppose it was a fact? – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. The fact that you are going to dine with us this evening. – Bijou by Gyp
  14. " In fact, we're lost. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  15. Why do they not come to the fact? – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  16. As a matter of fact she's his sister. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  17. Had she, in fact, been married? – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  18. In fact, there's no chance at all. – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  19. " The fact is ... – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  20. In fact, I might not be home until to- morrow night. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
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