matter of fact


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matter of fact

n
1. a fact that is undeniably true
2. (Law) law a statement of facts the truth of which the court must determine on the basis of the evidence before it. Compare matter of law
3. (Philosophy) philosophy a proposition that is amenable to empirical testing, as contrasted with the truths of logic or mathematics
4. as a matter of fact actually; in fact
adj
unimaginative or emotionless: he gave a matter-of-fact account of the murder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matter of fact - a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decidematter of fact - a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide
question, head - the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
2.matter of fact - a matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact
fact - a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case"
References in classic literature ?
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.
As a matter of fact we see nothing whole, neither life nor art.
Thus alteration is a distinct sort of motion; for, if it were not, the thing altered would not only be altered, but would forthwith necessarily suffer increase or diminution or some one of the other sorts of motion in addition; which as a matter of fact is not the case.
I am, as a matter of fact, chief of the Intelligence Department, with a rank which at present I do not choose to use.
As a matter of fact, nothing is ever cast in that sense on board ship but the lead, of which a cast is taken to search the depth of water on which she floats.
But, as a matter of fact, it was hardly fair to blame the doctor.
He'd say it was so paintable, but I'm terribly matter of fact nowadays, and I shan't be happy till you're as pink and white as a milkmaid.
It seemed to him when he left the little bar that he had been there for hours, as a matter of fact barely five minutes had passed since he had left Ernestine.
Without interruptions of this kind, the best narrative of plain matter of fact must overpower every reader; for nothing but the ever lasting watchfulness, which Homer has ascribed only to Jove himself, can be proof against a newspaper of many volumes.
As a matter of fact, "Thus Spake Zarathustra", though it is unquestionably Nietzsche's opus magnum, is by no means the first of Nietzsche's works that the beginner ought to undertake to read.
How stolid they were and how matter of fact and how sensible.
As a matter of fact, on that evening of Carnival, those two, Mills and Blunt, had been actually looking everywhere for our man.