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
Only it is myself who make the answers, and they are not half so182 sweet as they would be in reality.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
Liberty commensurate and identical with Order,—this is the only reality of government and politics.Anarchism and Socialism|George Plechanoff
Take as examples the poems Elvire (which is in reality addressed to Graziella) and Sapho.
It is a new construction of reality which may serve either as subject or as predicate in future judgments.Studies in Logical Theory|John Dewey
It is therefore this friction, or what is so termed here, which makes that which appears easy in War difficult in reality.On War|Carl von Clausewitz