The emphasis was helped by the speaker's hair, which bristled on the skirts of his bald head, a plantation of firs to keep the wind from its shining surface, all covered with knobs, like the crust of a plum pie, as if the head had scarcely warehouse-room for the hard facts
But the thought is always prior to the fact
; all the facts
of history preexist in the mind as laws.
Though the common-law courts of this State ascertain disputed facts
by a jury, yet they unquestionably have jurisdiction of both fact
and law; and accordingly when the former is agreed in the pleadings, they have no recourse to a jury, but proceed at once to judgment.
The scientist reasons inductively from the facts
Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts
in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent.
If we confine ourselves to facts
which have been actually observed, we must say that past occurrences, in addition to the present stimulus and the present ascertainable condition of the organism, enter into the causation of the response.
What is to be done with the millions of facts
that bear witness that men, consciously, that is fully understanding their real interests, have left them in the background and have rushed headlong on another path, to meet peril and danger, compelled to this course by nobody and by nothing, but, as it were, simply disliking the beaten track, and have obstinately, wilfully, struck out another difficult, absurd way, seeking it almost in the darkness.
I have great faith in the power and influence of facts
He even succeeded in ranging his wife on his side on this question, though he found the feat very difficult to accomplish, because unnatural; but the general's arguments were conclusive, and founded upon obvious facts
Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was in fact
As a matter of fact
, and in the process of time, I did read somewhat of all these, but rather in the minor than the major way; and I soon went off from them to the study of the modern poets, novelists, and playwrights who interested me so much more.
He seemed to smell the scent of orange-blossoms, to hear the joyous pealing of church bells--in fact
, with the difference that it was not his own wedding that he was anticipating, he had begun to take very much the same view of the future that was about to come to Dudley Pickering.