in point of fact
Definition of in point of fact
—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
: an individual detail : item
: a distinguishing detail
: the most important essential in a discussion or matter
: to furnish with a point : sharpen
: to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to
: to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material
: a thing done: such as
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