One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In reality (used especially to correct a falsehood or misunderstanding)‘as a matter of fact, I was talking to him this afternoon’
actually, in actual fact, in fact, in point of fact, as it happens, really, believe it or not, in reality, in truth, to tell the truth, trulyView synonyms
- ‘I was at that show and, as a matter of fact, I saw your bike getting smashed.’
- ‘Everyone did quite well on their own, as a matter of fact, and I was extraneous, to say the least.’
- ‘Yes, as a matter of fact, I had been given kind of the death sentence back at the beginning of the year.’
- ‘I was in the Caribbean, as a matter of fact, on a vacation and I called him right away.’
- ‘Now as a matter of fact there are few better times and places to set a novel than in Victorian England.’
- ‘It sent out cards, this card as a matter of fact, wishing a holiday season of hope and happiness.’
- ‘I think that particular someone may have been me, as a matter of fact - but I do know what he means.’
- ‘No one has ever made a factual objection to anything that appears in my movie or my book, as a matter of fact.’
- ‘The police will tell you, as a matter of fact, that they are extremely interested in this guy.’
- ‘Just tonight, as a matter of fact, we were up in Buffalo and we had a dinner of several hundred people.’
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