as a matter of fact
phrasal in fact ; actually

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  • as a matter of fact — {adv. phr.} Actually; really; in addition to what has been said; in reference to what was said. Often used as an interjection. * /It s not true that I cannot swim; as a matter of fact, I used to work as a lifeguard in Hawaii./ * /Do you think… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as a matter of fact — {adv. phr.} Actually; really; in addition to what has been said; in reference to what was said. Often used as an interjection. * /It s not true that I cannot swim; as a matter of fact, I used to work as a lifeguard in Hawaii./ * /Do you think… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Matter of fact — Fact Fact (f[a^]kt), n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. {Feat}, {Affair}, {Benefit}, {Defect}, {Fashion}, and { fy}.] 1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matter of fact — {n. phr.} Something that is really true; something that can be proved. * /The town records showed that it was a matter of fact that the two boys were brothers./ * /It is a matter of fact that the American war against England was successful./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • matter of fact — {n. phr.} Something that is really true; something that can be proved. * /The town records showed that it was a matter of fact that the two boys were brothers./ * /It is a matter of fact that the American war against England was successful./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Matter of Fact — A Matter of Fact, in the Humean sense, is the type of knowledge that can be characterized as arising out of one s interaction with and experience in the external world (as compared to a Relation of Ideas). In a Kantian framework, it is equivalent …   Wikipedia

  • Matter of fact — Matter Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A Theory of Justice — Infobox Book name = A Theory of Justice title orig = translator = image caption = author = John Rawls illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = subject = Political philosophy genre = Nonfiction publisher =… …   Wikipedia

  • Matter of record — Matter Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A Sound of Thunder (film) — Infobox Film name = A Sound of Thunder writer = Ray Bradbury (short story) Thomas Dean Donnelly Gregory Poirier Joshua Oppenheimer starring = Edward Burns Ben Kingsley Catherine McCormack director = Peter Hyams cinematography = Peter Hyams music …   Wikipedia

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