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Her parents knew of this fact, but mine were ignorant of it.

In fact, a large portion of the whole book was built on that anecdote.

The "state," as a matter of fact, is quite a recent invention.

As a matter of fact, "civilization" never remains long in the same spot.

The country all the way, in fact, is most miserable and intolerable.

Pools of water, rock bottom; in fact, rock reservoirs, and fed by springs.

But bear witness, parliamentary records, how stood the fact!

It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774.

But the fact is I've got an appointment late this afternoon.

And so in fact, and yet all unconsciously, was Sir John doing for his son, William.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "action," especially "evil deed," from Latin factum "event, occurrence," literally "thing done," neuter past participle of facere "to do" (see factitious). Usual modern sense of "thing known to be true" appeared 1630s, from notion of "something that has actually occurred." Facts of life "harsh realities" is from 1854; specific sense of "human sexual functions" first recorded 1913.

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