noun, plural re·al·i·ties for 3, 5-7.
- something that exists independently of ideas concerning it.
- something that exists independently of all other things and from which all other things derive.
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Idioms for reality
OTHER WORDS FROM realityan·ti·re·al·i·ty, adjectivenon·re·al·i·ty, noun, plural non·re·al·i·ties.pro·re·al·i·ty, noun
Words nearby reality
Example sentences from the Web for reality
Second, the recent surge looks relatively large compared to the spring spike — but in reality, it’s probably smaller.
In the 1940s, trailblazing physicists stumbled upon the next layer of reality.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It’s still a ways off, but if companies like Wildtype can make their vision a reality, people, animals, and the planet will all be better off for it.This Startup Is Growing Sushi-Grade Salmon From Cells in a Lab|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|September 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
The reality, though, can flower into all kinds of weirdness.
In many ways, it feels like Americans increasingly live in two different realities.Political rhetoric may impact your hurricane preparedness|Ula Chrobak|September 11, 2020|Popular Science
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That is a reality that still eats at Grace Castro and Yvonne Lozoya.
His hero, Bruce Springsteen, is a gazillionaire, but he still manages to come across as a regular guy, so perception is reality.
He was a dreamer, an idealist, grounded in the reality he observed around him.
I mean, the reality of it was, I had to go out and get on a horse, and ride in, shoot the gun — how hard was that, right?The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The intensity of his sensations seemed inexplicable, unless some reality, some truth, lay behind them.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
With less intelligent children traces of this tendency to take pictorial representation for reality may appear as late as four.Children's Ways|James Sully
Thus they become accustomed to act as christians, to become so in reality in his time.
Isaacson thought what the world would say, and suddenly he knew the reality of his affection for Nigel.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
In reality he was annoyed at having old Monsieur Farival, who considered himself the better sailor of the two.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin