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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REALITY

The fable is fanciful and pleasing in itself; but will it not hereafter be believed as reality?

They all admired and respected her, and nobody doubted the reality of her adventures.

Yet when we do make them come true, we find the vision sweeter than the reality.

The object so meritorious, who can doubt the reality of his professions?

Now Vavasor was in reality not a little disgusted at what he beheld.

But how much nearer to him in reality was the child when awake and about the house?

It was like a terrible dream, only with the assurance of reality in it.

The reality of the resurrection is established beyond all doubt.

And she was so human, so full of life, so ignorant, and withal so pure in reality.

In reality they were jealous of each other with an inconceivable intensity.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "quality of being real," from French réalité and directly Medieval Latin realitatem (nominative realitas), from Late Latin realis (see real (adj.)). Meaning "real existence, all that is real" is from 1640s; that of "the real state (of something)" is from 1680s. Sometimes 17c.-18c. also meaning "sincerity." Reality-based attested from 1960. Reality television from 1991.

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