One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The existing state of things, as opposed to one that is imaginary, simulated, or theoretical.‘we live in the real world of limited financial resources’as modifier ‘the real-world problems that teenagers face’
- ‘Although absolute vaccine safety is the optimal goal, it is difficult to achieve in the real world.’
- ‘Graphics programmers must have a wide range of tools to permit interactive experimentation and scientific visualization of real-world data sets.’
- ‘Only when the regulations have been put through the paces associated with real-world litigation will the full ramifications and impact truly be known.’
- ‘They aren't talking about the real-world events that occurred in those places 20 years ago, but rather about how those events made them feel.’
- ‘The show, for the most part, has roots in both the real world.’
- ‘The legal professionals, and in this I would include the judiciary, operate in the real world.’
- ‘If you think your marriage does not have economic consequences, then you're not living in the real world.’
- ‘It's almost like the real world doesn't even exist for these guys.’
- ‘How is Levitt's thinking applied to real world economic problems?’
- ‘As a teacher, I'm so sick of the idea that the only good subjects to appeal to teenage readers are books about suicide, divorce, sex, death, and other topics that supposedly evoke the real-world problems that teenagers face.’
- ‘One of the rules you have for surviving college and getting out into the real world is that the first job doesn't have to be great.’
- ‘It is quite clear from the local plan that it is shops we want, not restaurants, but we have to live in the real world.’
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