in actual fact

idiom

: in reality : actually
He looks younger, but he is in actual fact almost 60 years old.

Examples of in actual fact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But genetic researchers published a sort of landmark paper in the journal Nature that showed, no, in actual fact, this is one of the most primal groups of cells. Quanta Magazine, 28 Mar. 2024 But in actual fact, decisions are not data-driven. Peter Bendor-Samuel, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 Here are a few snap impressions drawn from an alphabetically ordered—but in actual fact pretty disordered—roam through the showroom. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 5 Mar. 2022 Though the notion that the Vikings might try to trade quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason has tended to live on the fringes of speculation instead of in actual fact, that hasn't stopped people from talking about the possibility. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, 5 Feb. 2021 But, in actual fact, there are plenty of exceptions to these rights. Daniel Lieberman, Discover Magazine, 1 Apr. 2015

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“In actual fact.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20actual%20fact. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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