One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to assert that the truth of a matter is not what one would think or expect.‘the popular view of the Dobermann is of an aggressive guard dog—the reality is very different’
- ‘Maybe people are suspicious of me, but the reality is that I'm spending most of my time looking at how we make the club game work.’
- ‘We should not be giving special treatment to someone purely on the strength of their spending power but the reality is that we have to.’
- ‘But the reality is that in a competitive world people seek out the brands.’
- ‘It does not matter when it was; the reality is that that was what was in place.’
- ‘Three and a half years after the promises, the reality is that one in nine people now work more than 60 hours every week.’
- ‘Well, the reality is if you are an experienced buyer you will always get what you want at a competitive price.’
- ‘While everyone in the policy world is talking about the rising problem of racism, the reality is almost the opposite.’
- ‘Some people expect it to be dynamic and aggressive but the reality is that it's slow.’
- ‘On the other hand, the reality is that Japan simply cannot afford such an expensive gamble.’
- ‘But the system is far from fallible and the reality is somewhat disgusting.’
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