contrary to fact


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Adj.1.contrary to fact - going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)
conditional - imposing or depending on or containing a condition; "conditional acceptance of the terms"; "lent conditional support"; "the conditional sale will not be complete until the full purchase price is paid"
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Samuel Coleridge, an English philosopher, wrote: "To resolve laughter into an expression of contempt is contrary to fact, and laughable enough.
So we develop beliefs and rituals that may be contrary to fact.
Mohammed Faraj al-Ghoul, the Minister of Justice in the deposed Hamas government, in statements released to journalists in Gaza said, "This report and what was in it was contrary to fact.
He felt that assumptions underlying the theory should describe reality, should be as complete as possible, and should be clear, logical, and not contrary to fact.
He is always 'right', contrary to fact or other peoples' views or opinions.
According to the Canadian Press Stylebook, 'was' is "simple past tense" but 'were' is to be used "when expressing a wish or a condition contrary to fact.
Most Bush supporters in recent polls believed, contrary to fact, that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and supported al-Qaeda.
Suppose even (again contrary to fact, but let's be easy) that the Clarke Institute's failed theory is correct, too percent.
From my observations in over forty years of caring for psychiatric patients, I would say that is simply contrary to fact.
These arguments, backed by misleading statistics, are contrary to fact.