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fact [ fækt] n.事实;实际,实情

as a matter of fact 事实上,其实

in fact 其实,实际上

as a matter of fact 事实上;其实

as a matter of fact 其实,事实上

in fact 其实,实际上

matter of fact 实情情况,真相

as a matter of fact

in fact

matter of fact

fact [fækt] n. 事实,现实

解放思想、实事求是的思想路线 ideological line of emancipating the mind and seeking truth from facts

实事求是 seek truth from facts; be practical and realistic; be true to facts

seek truth from facts;
be practical and realistic;
be true to facts

as a matter of fact 实际上

有鉴于此, 相信贵方将随复函寄来支票, 特此致谢。
With these facts before you , we feel sure that you will send us your check by return mail. Thank you.

People seem to fail to take into account the fact that education does not end with graduation.

There is no denying the fact that air pollution is an extremely serious problem: the city authorities should take strong measures to deal with it.

An investigation shows that female workers tend to have a favorable attitude toward retirement.
12a. A proper part-time job does not occupy students' too much time. In fact, it is unhealthy for them to spend all of time on their study. As an old saying goes: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

No one can deny the fact that a person's education is the most important aspect of his life.

In fact, we have to admit the fact that the quality of life is as important as life itself.

A large number of people tend to live under the illusion that they had completed their education when they finished their schooling. Obviously, they seem to fail to take into account the basic fact that a person's education is a most important aspect of his life.

No one can deny the basic fact that it is impossible for average workers to master those high-technology skills easily.

But is it really the case? The information I've collected over last few years leads me to believe that artistic and cultural projects may be less useful than many governments think. In fact, basic infrastructure projects are playing extremely important role and should be given priority.

Many young people always go into raptures at the merely mention of buying fashion clothes. And they seem to be attracted by colorful material, various styles of fashion clothes. There is nothing, they maintain, that can't be compared with fashion clothes. In fact, fashion clothes had become indispensable part of youngster's life.
许多年轻人一提到时尚服装就兴高采烈。他们似乎被时尚服装那多彩的面料,各种不同的款式所吸引。 111. Many people seem to overlook the basic fact: the major function of clothing is to keep us warm and comfortable.

Furthermore, people who addict to fashion clothes have to spend more time going shopping and pay more attention to the impression they make on others. As a result, it is impossible to devote enough time and energy in their study and job.
而且,沉湎于时尚服装的人们不得不花费更多时间逛商店,更加注意自己给别人的印象。因此,他们不可能有足够的时间用于学习或工作。 112a. No one can doubt the essential fact that the traffic problem over the last years has caused wide public concern all over the world. Experts in increasing numbers are beginning to believe that such situation would produce unfavorable effects on economic growth of local areas.

Why is woman persistently regarded as a mystery?
It is not that she has labored to conceal the organic and psychological facts of her constitution, but that men have showed no interest in exploring them.

prejudice — a device enabling you to form opinions without getting the facts 偏见——使你能在不了解事实的情况下形成观点的一种装置。

The man of science, like the artist, may easily have more facts than he can use. Both seek the one fact out of a million that will illuminate their idea. Both find that it is rarely to be had without research.

It is a curious fact that in bad days we can very vividly recall the good time that is now no more; but that in good days we have only a very cold and imperfect memory of the bad.

No theory is as good as experience. No concept is as good as facts.

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as you please.

The computer is not intelligent at all, but very stupid indeed, and that, in fact, is one of its great values — its blind stupidity.

I must emphasize the fact that they are only children.

I was bit by bit being brought face to face with the fact that I had very little success.

The scientist reinforced his viewpoints by giving many facts.

They hope to reinforce their idea that online learning is not easier than learning in regular classrooms. In fact, many students say it requires much more time and effort.

You have to assimilate the facts, not just remember them.

Please acquaint me with the facts of the case.

Does the report give all the significant facts of the case?

When the teacher confronted Tommy with the facts, he admitted it.

The police enquiry into the death of Mr. Smith was not a success; they found no useful facts.
警方对于史密斯先生死因的调查并不成功, 没有发现有价值的情况。

This book contains a reservoir of facts.

The concept he introduced was not easy for us to understand, as his thought was not followed by concrete facts.

If you consider (the fact) that she's only been studying English a year, she speaks it very well.

The man charged with the crime couldn't account for the fact that the money was found in his house.

The news writer immediately set out to obtain the important facts.

We thought she did not like us, whereas in fact she was very shy.

We are all under the illusion that the country is doing well economically, but in fact it is in serious difficulty.
我们都误以为这个国家经济状况良好, 但是实际上它正处于严重的困难之中。

He disapproves of mothers going out to work; in fact, he disapproves very strongly.

The fact remains that there are some public services that cannot be entirely market-driven.

The fact that she had become rich did not tempt her to alter her plain way of life.

facts that are familiar to every schoolboy

No doubt he means to help, but in fact he just gets in the way.

As a matter of fact, he was pretending to be ill.实际上,他是在装病。

I supposed him to be very clever but he was in fact a fool.我以为他很聪明,其实他是个蠢货。

At the early attempts, the cable failed and when it was taken out for repairs it was found to be covered in living growths, a fact which defied contemporary scientific opinion that there was no life in the deeper parts of the sea.

They are trying to find out whether there is something about the way we teach language to children which in fact prevents children from learning sooner.

While a selection of necessary details is involved in both, the officer must remain neutral and clearly try to present a picture of the facts, while the artist usually begins with a preconceived message or attitude which is then transmitted through the use of carefully selected details of action described in words intended to provoke associations and emotional reactions in the reader.

While the fact of this consumer revolution is hardly in doubt, three key questions remain: who were the consumers? What were their motives? And what were the effect of the new demand for luxuries?

With respect to their reasons for immigrating, Grassy does not deny their frequently noted fact that some of the immigrants of the 1630’s, most notably the organizers and clergy, advanced religious explanations for departure, but he finds that such explanations usually assumed primacy only in retrospect.

They do not know those parts of the doctrine which explain and justify the remainder ; the considerations which show that a fact which seemingly conflicts with another is reconcilable with it, or that, of two apparently strong reasons, one and not the other ought to be preferred.

Perhaps the fact that many of these first studies considered only algae of a size that could be collected in a net(net phytoplankton), a practice that overlooked the smaller phytoplankton that we now know grazers are most likely to feed on, led to a de-emphasis of the role of grazers in subsequent research.

The best evidence for the layered mantle thesis is the well-established fact that volcanic rocks found on oceanic islands, islands believed to result from mantle plumes arising from the lower mantle, are composed of material fundamentally different from that of the midocean ridge system, whose source, most geologists contend, is the upper mantle.

There is no disputing, says the proverb, about taste—though, in fact, human beings spend at least half their leisure doing nothing else—and if highbrowism and lowbrowism were exclusively ( as it is certain that they are in great part) matters of individual taste, there would be no more to say about them than what I have said in the preceding lines.

Although we apparently have a need for REM sleep, judging from the fact that our bodies automatically compensate for a loss of it, what REM sleep actually does for us is not clear.
从我们的身体能够自动地对损失作出补偿这个事来看,尽管我们明显地需要REM Crapid eye movement睡眠,但REM睡眠对我们的身体有什么作用还不清楚。

But for many, the fact that poor people are able to support themselves almost as well without government aid as they did with it is in itself a huge victory.

Just give us the bare facts of the case.

It is a fact that I have written this sentence.

He doesn't mind. In fact, he is even pleased.

The teacher has been trying to hammer in the facts.
64. It was written by hand.

As a matter of fact, ...
Who won the golf tournament? (那场高尔夫球比赛谁赢了?)
Well, as a matter of fact, I did. (其实,是我赢了。)
Actually, ...
To be honest, ...
To be frank, ...
Frankly speaking, ...
Truthfully, ... (老实说……)
In all actuality, ... (实际上,……) *正式的说法。

Let's face it. *用在表示“面对不能令人满意的事实”时。
Do you think I'm smart? (你觉得我聪明吗?)
Let's face it, you're no Einstein. (你得面对现实,你不是爱因斯坦。)
Let's face facts. (让我们面对现实。)
Let's be realistic.

As a matter of fact, we would like to discuss internally regarding item B.

Fact is stranger than fiction.

Facts are stubborn things.

In view of these facts...

It'll be easier for us to get down to facts then.

As a matter of fact, we would like to discuss internally regarding item B.

A Do you know a good shop for watches? I’d like to but a new watch.
A 你知道卖表的商店吗?我想买只新表。
B Yes. In fact, there’s one very near your hotel.
B 是的,知道。事实上,在你所住的旅馆附近就有一家。
A Is there? That would be really convenient. Where exactly?
A 有吗?那可太方便了。具体在哪里?
B In the shopping mall opposite the hotel. Straight across the road.
B 在旅馆对面的购物中心里。穿过马路就是。
A Do you know which floor?
A 你知道在几楼吗?
B It’s on the second or third floor. I can’t remember exactly, but you’ll find it easily.
B 在二楼或者三楼。我记不太清楚了,但是你很容易就能找到。

The world can be changed by man's endeavor, and that this endeavor can lead to something new and better. No man can sever the bonds that unite him to his society simply by averting his eyes. He must ever be receptive and sensitive to the new; and have sufficient courage and skill to face novel facts and to deal with them.
Franklin Roosevelt, American president

Imagination is not to be divorced from the facts: it is a way of illu-minating the facts.
Alfred North Whitehead, British phillsopher and mathematician
英国哲学家、数学家怀特海. A. N.

It is a curious fact that in bad days we can very vividly recall the good time that is now no more; but that in good days we have only a very cold and imperfect memory of the bad.
Arthur Schopenharer, German philosopher

The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American thinker

Scientific and historical facts are occasionally altered or ignored for a purpose.
Howards Mel . American historian  

Experience is not interesting till it begins to repeat itself, in fact, till it does that ,it hardly is experience.
Elizabeth Bowen, British novelist  

Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life, Witness the fact that in the Lord's prayer the first petition is for daily bread, No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stoach.
Woodrow Wilson. American President

as a matter of fact 事实上,其实

@@@ 其实
as a matter of fact 事实上, 其实
as it is 实际上; 其实是
for that matter 其实(用以指出所说的两件事中, 后说的与先说的性质一样)
in effect 事实上, 实际上
in fact 其实, 实际上
in reality 实际上, 事实上

@@@ 正
face the fact 正视事实
face up to 正视, 勇敢地面对(不愉快或难以接受的事情)
go straight 成为一个正派的人; 走正道
on the dot 准时; 正点
on the right track 在正确的轨道上, 路子对了
without further ado 言归正传, 闲话少说

As a matter of fact

It isn't always best to be in a rush. for while it is true that the early bird gets the worm, it's also a fact That the second mouse gets the cheese.

"Your school report is right on the beam: you followed directions exactly and got all the facts down in the right order."

in fact 其实,实际上

Compensation trade is, in fact, a kind of loan.

编席 matter-of-fact

摆事实讲道理 [bǎi shì shí jiǎng dào lǐ] /present the facts and reason things out/

归纳 [guī nà] /(v) conclude from a number of facts/sum up/induce/conclude/

其实 [qí shí] /actually/that is not the case/in fact/really/

实际上 [shí jì shàng] /in fact/in reality/as a matter of fact/in practice/

史实 [shǐ shí] /historical fact(s)/

事实 [shì shí] /(the) fact (that)/

真相 [zhēn xiàng] /(n) the truth about sth; the actual facts/

Yet the fact remains that the merger movement must be watched.

What kept them in place?
Why didn't they fall out of the sky?
The fact that the apple fell down toward the earth and not up into the tree answered the question he had been asking himself about those larger fruits of the heavens, the moon and the planets.

It is also less than most forecasters had predicted.
In late 1994 the panel of economists which The Economist polls each month said that America's inflation rate would average 3.5% in 1995.
In fact, it fell to 2.6% in August, and is expected to average only about 3% for the year as a whole. In Britain and Japan inflation is running half a percentage point below the rate predicted at the end of last year.
This is no flash in the pan; over the past couple of years, inflation has been consistently lower than expected in Britain and America.

And perhaps most important of all, advertising provides a guarantee of reasonable value in the products and services you buy.
Apart from the fact that twenty-seven Acts of Parliament govern the terms of advertising, no regular advertiser dare promote a product that fails to live up to the promise of his advertisements.

{adj: a posteriori} involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principals or from effects to causes
"a posteriori demonstration"
<-> a priori

{adj: a priori} involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact
"an a priori judgment"
<-> a posteriori

{adj: accepted, undisputed, unchallenged, unquestioned} generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute
"the accepted interpretation of the poem"
"an accepted theory"
"the undisputed fact"

{adj: accomplished, effected, established} settled securely and unconditionally
"that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact"

{adj: accurate, exact, precise} (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
"a precise image"
"a precise measurement"

{adj: accurate} conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
"an accurate reproduction"
"the accounting was accurate"
"accurate measurements"
"an accurate scale"
<-> inaccurate

{adj: acquainted, acquainted with, familiar with} having fair knowledge of
"they were acquainted"
"fully acquainted with the facts"

{adj: actual, existent} presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
"the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"
"actual and imagined conditions"
<-> potential

{adj: actual, factual} existing in act or fact
"rocks and trees...the actual world"
"actual heroism"
"the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"

{adj: ad hominem} appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)
"ad hominem arguments"

{adj: analytic, analytical} of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
"`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
<-> synthetic

{adj: ascertainable, discoverable} capable of being ascertained or found out
"ascertainable facts"

{adj: authentic, reliable} conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
"an authentic account by an eyewitness"
"reliable information"

{adj: bare, mere, simple} apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
"only the bare facts"
"shocked by the mere idea"
"the simple passage of time was enough"
"the simple truth"

{adj: baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild} without a basis in reason or fact
"baseless gossip"
"the allegations proved groundless"
"idle fears"
"unfounded suspicions"
"unwarranted jealousy"

{adj: basic} pertaining to or constituting a base or basis
"a basic fact"
"the basic ingredients"
"basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities"
<-> incidental

{adj: blunt, crude, stark} devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
"the blunt truth"
"the crude facts"
"facing the stark reality of the deadline"

{adj: bruising} brutally forceful and compelling
"protected from the bruising facts of battle"

{adj: bruising} causing mental or emotional injury
"a bruising experience"
"protected from the bruising facts of battle"- John Mason Brown

{adj: certifiable} capable of being guaranteed or certified
"a certifiable fact"

{adj: clear, unmortgaged} (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
"I have clear title to this property"

{adj: close, faithful} marked by fidelity to an original
"a close translation"
"a faithful copy of the portrait"
"a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

{adj: consistent} (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
"testimony consistent with the known facts"
"I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
<-> inconsistent

{adj: contrary} very opposed in nature or character or purpose
"acts contrary to our code of ethics"
"the facts point to a contrary conclusion"

{adj: correct, right} free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
"the correct answer"
"the correct version"
"the right answer"
"took the right road"
"the right decision"
<-> incorrect, wrong

{adj: counterfactual, contrary to fact} going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)

{adj: de facto, actual, factual} existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not
"de facto segregation is as real as segregation imposed by law"
"a de facto state of war"
<-> de jure

{adj: declared, stated} declared as fact; explicitly stated

{adj: delusive, false} inappropriate to reality or facts
"delusive faith in a wonder drug"
"delusive expectations"
"false hopes"

{adj: denotative, explicit} in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term

{adj: discrepant, incompatible} not compatible with other facts

{adj: dispassionate, cold-eyed} unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
"a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"

{adj: distorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted} having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
"many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality"
"a perverted translation of the poem"

{adj: dry} having no adornment or coloration
"dry facts"
"rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"

{adj: effective} existing in fact; not theoretical; real
"a decline in the effective demand"
"confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"

{adj: enormous, tremendous} extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree
"an enormous boulder"
"enormous expenses"
"tremendous sweeping plains"
"a tremendous fact in human experience; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman
"a plane took off with a tremendous noise"

{adj: established} shown to be valid beyond a reasonable doubt
"the established facts in the case"

{adj: evidentiary} pertaining to or constituting evidence
"evidentiary technique"
"an evidentiary fact"

{adj: exact} marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
"an exact mind"
"an exact copy"
"hit the exact center of the target"
<-> inexact

{adj: extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, orthogonal} not pertinent to the matter under consideration
"an issue extraneous to the debate"
"the price was immaterial"
"mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point"

{adj: fact-finding, investigative, investigatory} designed to find information or ascertain facts
"a fact-finding committee"
"investigative reporting"

{adj: factual} characterized by fact
"the factual aspects of the case"

{adj: factual} of or relating to or characterized by facts
"factual considerations"

{adj: false} not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
"gave false testimony under oath"
"false tales of bravery"
<-> true

{adj: fanciful, imaginary, imagined, notional} not based on fact; dubious
"the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
"a small child's imaginary friends"
"her imagined fame"
"to create a notional world for oneself"

{adj: fascinated} intensely interested in or attracted by
"I'm very interested in birds; in fact I'm fascinated by them"

{adj: fundamental, rudimentary, underlying} being or involving basic facts or principles
"the fundamental laws of the universe"
"a fundamental incomatibility between them"
"these rudimentary truths"
"underlying principles"

{adj: harsh, abrasive} sharply disagreeable; rigorous
"the harsh facts of court delays"
"an abrasive character"

{adj: immaterial} of no importance or relevance especially to a law case
"an objection that is immaterial after the fact"
<-> material

{adj: impressionistic} of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
"a surprisingly impressionistic review bearing marks of hasty composition"
"she had impressionistic memories of her childhood"

{adj: incorrect, wrong} not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
"an incorrect calculation"
"the report in the paper is wrong"
"your information is wrong"
"the clock showed the wrong time"
"found themselves on the wrong road"
"based on the wrong assumptions"
<-> correct, right

{adj: inductive} of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
"inductive reasoning"
<-> deductive

{adj: loath, loth, reluctant} unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
"a reluctant smile"
"loath to admit a mistake"
"unwilling to face facts"

{adj: man-to-man} forthright and honest
"had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life"

{adj: material} directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
"his support made a material difference"
"evidence material to the issue at hand"
"facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"
"a material witness"
<-> immaterial

{adj: matter-of-fact, pragmatic, pragmatical} concerned with practical matters
"a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem"
"a matter-of-fact account of the trip"

{adj: matter-of-fact, prosaic} not fanciful or imaginative
"local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones"
"a prosaic and unimaginative essay"

{adj: mealymouthed, mealy-mouthed} hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy
"a mealymouthed politician"

{adj: molecular} relating to simple or elementary organization
"proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller
<-> molar

{adj: nonrestrictive} not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
"the nonrestrictive clause in `I always buy his books, which have influenced me greatly,' refers to his books generally and adds an additional fact about them"

{adj: noteworthy, remarkable} worthy of notice
"a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain"
"a remarkable achievement"

{adj: notional, speculative} not based on fact or investigation
"a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"
"speculative knowledge"

{adj: outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking} having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
"an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"
"a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"
"salient traits"
"a spectacular rise in prices"
"a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"
"a striking resemblance between parent and child"

{adj: plain} not elaborate or elaborated; simple
"plain food"
"stuck to the plain facts"
"a plain blue suit"
"a plain rectangular brick building"
<-> fancy

{adj: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological} repetition of same sense in different words
"`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"
"the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"
"at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

{adj: real, existent} being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory
"real objects"
"real people; not ghosts"
"a film based on real life"
"a real illness"
"real humility"
"Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
<-> unreal

{adj: real, tangible} capable of being treated as fact
"tangible evidence"
"his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"

{adj: receptive} open to arguments, ideas, or change
"receptive to reason and the logic of facts"

{adj: singular} being a single and separate person or thing
"can the singular person be understood apart from his culture?"
"every fact in the world might be singular...unlike any other fact and sole of its kind"-William James

{adj: solid} of a substantial character and not frivolous or superficial
" work of solid scholarship"

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