in point of fact


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Related to in point of fact: follow suit, take exception, setout, proceed with, take notice of, Pertaining to

in point of fact

In all truth; with specific regard to the facts. It's odd that you would criticize me for that when, in point of fact, I never said such a thing.
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in point of fact

just to point out a fact; in fact. In point of fact, I am not late. You are simply way too early.
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in point of ˈfact

used to say what is true in a situation: ‘Picasso painted this picture in 1935.’ ‘In point of fact, Joanna, he painted it in 1934.’I’ll visit you next time I’m in Berlin. In point of fact, I’m supposed to be going there next month, so why don’t I come and see you then?
See also: fact, of, point
References in classic literature ?
This was prudent, for in point of fact, the dwarf, knowing his disposition, was lying in wait at a little distance from the sash armed with a large piece of wood, which, being rough and jagged and studded in many parts with broken nails, might possibly have hurt him.
In point of fact, the men were dead, and the females were grandmothers with English names, and were almost ignorant of any such persons as the de la Rocheaimards.
In point of fact he had just turned his thirtieth year.
I didn't mean the egg was WELL boiled," corrected Freddy, "because in point of fact she forgot to take it off, and as a matter of fact I don't care for eggs.
Ah well," said I, laughing, "I shall be in point of fact a protector and I will bring gold if you prefer.
He was, in point of fact, a waiter, and he comes into the story at this point bearing a tray full of glasses, knives, forks, and pats of butter on little plates.