unfact


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unfact

(ˈʌnˌfækt)
n
an event or thing not provable
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Particularly confusing isn't the unfact that almost nobody ever seems quite real,& is the fact that almost everybody appears bent--sic--on gooddoing.
you champion of an esoteric realm of man's baseless hopes and his infinite capacity--no: passion--for unfact.
the illegitimate son in A Fable expects nothing from his father, just that he leave him free to live by his "passion for unfact.
His intent, apprehended through imprecise rumors and from the sight of the prisoners taken to the camp in the first chapter, is known only from the construction made by the general, who confines the corporal to the realm of unfact or chimaera.
while you champion of an esoteric realm of man's baseless and his infinite capacity--no passion--for unfact.
The narrator is confused, too, and thus the narrator and the reader are invoked together on several occasions in the first person plural: "Thus the unfacts, did we possess them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude" (57.
In his epic masterwork, Finnegan's Wake, the great Irish novelist James Joyce makes the following observation on the foibles of perception and communication: "Thus, the unfacts, did we possess them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude, and the evidence givers too untrustworthy.
However, "the unfacts, did we possess them," reveal that it is Wall Street, not Main Street, that dictates industry direction.