Origin of matter-of-fact
Examples from the Web for matter-of-factly
“I stalked her,” Lavie says matter-of-factly when asked how she and Ivgy first met.
“Drew was being annoying about something,” Jonathan says matter-of-factly, straining his brain for the details of their last tiff.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During these conversations I will matter-of-factly mention my husband, because it feels nothing but natural for me to do so.
“The number of opportunities I had to play drug dealers or detectives was absurd,” he says, matter-of-factly.Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams|Alex Suskind|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They replaced me on the RL Gang,” she said matter-of-factly.
"He was you," explained Phyllis matter-of-factly, sitting down on a step to look at him better.The Wishing-Ring Man|Margaret Widdemer
But presently, being savages, they accepted it matter-of-factly.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
"I will see that you have every possible aid," he replied, matter-of-factly.The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop|Hamlin Garland
It was Nana who matter-of-factly came to ask for a bed; and in what a state.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
He said clearly and matter-of-factly, "I want that one, Helen."The Short Life|Francis Donovan
Word Origin and History for matter-of-factly
also matter of fact, 1570s as a noun, originally a legal term (translating Latin res facti), "that portion of an enquiry concerned with the truth or falsehood of alleged facts," opposed to matter of law. As an adjective from 1712. Meaning "prosaic, unimaginative" is from 1787. Related: Matter-of-factly; matter-of-factness. German Tatsache is said to be a loan-translation of the English word.