Origin of fact
Related Words for factcase, matter, law, experience, evidence, information, accomplishment, phenomenon, circumstance, incident, factor, action, performance, data, statistic, certitude, basis, permanence, intelligence, dope
Examples from the Web for fact
Contemporary Examples of fact
In fact, in a recent study of their users internationally, it was the lowest priority for most.
He loves the fact that, like on Grindr, users can identify as transgender.
In fact, according to F-35 program sources, the next software upgrades are not yet fully defined nor are they fully funded.
In its attempt to discredit the story, the JPO inadvertently confirmed that fact.
And the fact that satire unnerves the intolerant is evidence of its positive power.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
Historical Examples of fact
Her parents knew of this fact, but mine were ignorant of it.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
In fact, a large portion of the whole book was built on that anecdote.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
The country all the way, in fact, is most miserable and intolerable.Explorations in Australia
The "state," as a matter of fact, is quite a recent invention.
As a matter of fact, "civilization" never remains long in the same spot.
Word Origin for fact
1530s, "action," especially "evil deed," from Latin factum "event, occurrence," literally "thing done," neuter past participle of facere "to do" (see factitious). Usual modern sense of "thing known to be true" appeared 1630s, from notion of "something that has actually occurred." Facts of life "harsh realities" is from 1854; specific sense of "human sexual functions" first recorded 1913.
In addition to the idiom beginning with fact
- facts of life
- after the fact
- in fact
- is that a fact
- matter of fact