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Humans are funniest when they weep and tremble before, like you say, 'the facts in the case.'

"Nonsense," he laughed, with the air of a man certain of his facts.

All these answers, were in truth no replies at all, for they did not disprove the facts.

It can make constant progress when it keeps abreast of all the facts.

I mention these facts only because they help me to make myself clearer.

He did not love his neighbor enough to grasp the facts of the case.

In all I may say about him I shall keep close to the facts as given in his works.

Now there's the facts, just as they happened: let everybody explain it their own way.

I really had the facts from Welkin, who had them from his wife.

This is a startling statement, but it is fully warranted by the facts.

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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