Origin of fact
Examples from the Web for fact
He loves the fact that, like on Grindr, users can identify as transgender.
In fact, in a recent study of their users internationally, it was the lowest priority for most.
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|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
About the time at which I suppose this letter to have been written there is, in fact, a payment of 40 to J.L.Great Ghost Stories|Various
"I suppose I should have shown up," said Bob—concealing the fact that the idea had never occurred to him.Back To Billabong|Mary Grant Bruce
Because this fact is theoretically true, it is not practically true also.The Problems of Psychical Research|Hereward Carrington
A further embarrassment comes from the fact that this tone-embroidery found in the i'i is not a fixed quantity.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii|Nathaniel Bright Emerson
What a blow this was to all her rising hopes, founded on the fact of his having shown anxiety to find them out.Flora Adair, Vol. 1 (of 2)|A. M. Donelan
British Dictionary definitions for fact
Word Origin for fact
Word Origin and History 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.
Idioms and Phrases with fact
In addition to the idiom beginning with fact
- facts of life
- after the fact
- in fact
- is that a fact
- matter of fact