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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.
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
Instead they exhibit the typical pseudo-classical traits of matter-of-factness and clearness; also, as Swift's personal notes, cleverness, directness, trenchant intellectual power, irony, and entire ease, to which latter the prevailing octosyllabic couplet meter contributes.
The text brims with similes, precise word choices, and imaginative juxtapositions, and its chapter titles encapsulate the eloquent and varied matter-of-factness of its descriptions, including "February: Wet (Mud Month)," "April: Salamander Dancing," and "November: Roots" and echoing the pithiness and beautiful brevity of their content.
"As everyone could tell in season one, I was a terrible actress," she said, with a matter-of-factness that's a little heartbreaking if you think of a teenager who, much like Sansa, was strapped into a corset in an unfamiliar country, feeling like she was doing a lousy job.
In terms of that prolificacy, Impon tu suerte is more a statement than an anthology (a few texts are part of other collections or of what he calls "voluble ledgers"), and a running thread is the coolness, amiability, and matter-of-factness with which he starts every piece.
She emerges from the brunt of her struggles, it appears, the most intact of all the characters, and addresses her problems with matter-of-factness and self-deprecating wit.
For the electorate of a country that's reeling under the jadedness of Modi's over-promising-under-delivering rhetoric, will Priyanka hold out a beacon of hope with her matter-of-factness?
"I fired my last coach," Geraldo I said with a crisp matter-of-factness at our first meeting.
The poise, the grace, the detached analysis of the political trajectory of the country and the unique matter-of-factness with which he discusses his own experience of life come to a deeply emotional closure when journalist Ali Ahmed Khan writes the short epilogue of his memoirs Jeevan Aik Kahani [Life: A Tale].
His main departure from Avicenna lies in his emphasis on the simple given-ness or even matter-of-factness of self-awareness.
The matter-of-factness of Manet's presentation of sexuality in culture is a perfect illustration of Bourdieu's theory of habitus: it cuts the man to fit the cloth.
His matter-of-factness is striking " it sounds like the product of concision, not uncertainty.
Because this is told from the girl's perspective, there is matter-of-factness about the details of being homeless.