in reality


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in reality

viewing things realistically; really. Jane dreamed it was snowing, but in reality, it was very warm. John looks happy, but in reality, he is miserable.
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in reality

actually The solution seemed simple, but in reality it was almost impossible to make it happen.
Related vocabulary: as a matter of fact
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in reality

Actually, in fact, as in He may seem slow to you, but in reality he's very intelligent. [Second half of 1600s]
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in reality

In fact; actually.
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In reality, Santa recruitment is more rigorous, complete with DUI and Megan's Law background checks.
It is alleged that in reality, DEPINA was never employed by the INS or the Department of Justice and did not have the authority to guarantee issuance of the INS documents that he promised.
But in reality the president was fast making good on his extraordinary promise of a permanent war at home linked to the war abroad.
In reality, many MDs do not appreciate someone, especially an RN like myself, questioning their diagnosis.
When, in reality, it was Israel and Washington that refused to budge from their rejectionist stands, forcing an often-times desperate and autocratic Anwar Sadat or Yasser Arafat to literally sue for peace by abandoning already moderate and conciliatory positions.