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
- ‘Everyone did quite well on their own, as a matter of fact, and I was extraneous, to say the least.’
- ‘It sent out cards, this card as a matter of fact, wishing a holiday season of hope and happiness.’
- ‘Yes, as a matter of fact, I had been given kind of the death sentence back at the beginning of the year.’
- ‘I think that particular someone may have been me, as a matter of fact - but I do know what he means.’
- ‘The police will tell you, as a matter of fact, that they are extremely interested in this guy.’
- ‘Now as a matter of fact there are few better times and places to set a novel than in Victorian England.’
- ‘Just tonight, as a matter of fact, we were up in Buffalo and we had a dinner of several hundred people.’
- ‘No one has ever made a factual objection to anything that appears in my movie or my book, as a matter of fact.’
- ‘I was in the Caribbean, as a matter of fact, on a vacation and I called him right away.’
- ‘I was at that show and, as a matter of fact, I saw your bike getting smashed.’
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