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in reality

Definition of in reality

  1. :  in truth —used to stress that something is true or real especially when it is different from what was believed or expected <They talked as if they had accomplished a lot, but in reality they did very little.> <In reality, she was 15 years younger than she looked.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the quality or state of being real

    :  a real event, entity, or state of affairs

    :  the totality of real things and events

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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