One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘it is a fact that the water supply is seriously polluted’
reality, actuality, certainty, factuality, certitude
truth, naked truth, verity, gospel
2‘every fact in the report was double-checked’
detail, piece of information, particular, item, specific, element, point, factor, feature, characteristic, respect, ingredient, attribute, circumstance, consideration, aspect, facet
information, itemized information, whole story
informal info, gen, low-down, score, dope
3‘he was charged with being an accessory after the fact’
event, happening, occurrence, incident, act, deed
‘he said that he was going home, but in fact he went to the pub’
actually, in actuality, in actual fact, really, in reality, in point of fact, as a matter of fact, in truth, if truth be told, to tell the truth, the truth is, the truth was
in sooth, verily
in the concrete
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