It seemed that Mary believed her confidence his due, for she told him the fact.
They seemed in blissful ignorance of the fact that it was damp.
"By George, I forgot the fact that the card had an address on it," Baker exclaimed.
There was light, then, plenty of it—too much in fact, so the man thought.
In fact, contributions to the "new navy" from all corners of the earth.
How they bemoaned the fact that they were not there to help him!
But as a matter of fact my imagination is not made of stuff so elastic as all that.
As a matter of fact, the last time I saw her was in this house.
It is, in fact, the Hand-organo dialect flavoured with Florentine.
The only fact at present apparent was, that the crowd was every moment increasing.
fact 1530s, "action," especially "evil deed," from L. factum "event, occurrence," lit. "thing done," from neut. pp. 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.