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in fact

Definition of in fact

  1. :  in truth —used to stress that a statement is true although it may be surprising or unlikely <painters who are in fact anything but unsophisticated> <He looks younger, but he is in (actual) fact almost 60 years old.> <They know each other; they're close friends, in fact.> <He claims that he supported the bill, but in fact he voted against it.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a thing done: as

    :  feat

    :  crime

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