in point of fact

Definition of in point of fact

  1. —used to introduce a true statement which shows that another statement is not true or accurate <She says that she doesn't know him, but in point of fact they have been seen together many times.>

Word by Word Definitions

pointplay
  1. :  an individual detail :  item

    :  a distinguishing detail

    :  the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. :  to furnish with a point :  sharpen

    :  to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

    :  to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (as a brick wall) and fill in with new material

factplay
  1. :  a thing done: such as

    :  feat

    :  crime


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