fact from fiction

idiom

: truth from falsehood
It can sometimes be hard to separate fact from fiction in this controversy.

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Recent Examples on the Web Socrates lived during a time when people did not strive to separate fact from fiction. Big Think, 24 June 2024 One challenge in separating fact from fiction is the decline of local news outlets, which in many places has meant far less coverage of candidates running for state and local office, especially reporting that digs into candidates’ backgrounds and how their campaigns operate. Alena Botros, Fortune, 17 June 2024 The new Lifetime movie, which was seemingly inspired by the adoption story of Natalia Grace, premieres June 22 and PEOPLE has an exclusive look at the trailer Betsy Brandt is struggling to decipher fact from fiction in the upcoming Lifetime movie, The Bad Orphan. Stephanie Wenger, Peoplemag, 3 June 2024 Blanco has become such a mythic figure that the line separating fact from fiction soon becomes extremely murky. Kathleen Walsh, Vulture, 27 Jan. 2024 In a demo at an Army conference just days after the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, company executives described how their tech separates fact from fiction in the flood of online information from the Middle East. Frank Bajak, Fortune, 23 May 2024 Similarly, financial professionals – particularly personal financial advisors and 401(k) plan advisors – should be vigilant and proactive in separating fact from fiction. Brian Menickella, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The New Look takes a rather sympathetic view of Chanel’s actions (for an altogether different one, read Hal Vaughan’s damning book Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War), and while the series is based on actual events, separating fact from fiction in this case is no easy task. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 27 Mar. 2024 One of the most important of these is the ability to tell fact from fiction. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 5 Mar. 2024

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“Fact from fiction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fact%20from%20fiction. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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