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The truth of the matter is; in reality; actually. Whatever your beliefs about the cause of it, the fact is that millions of people live in abject poverty every single day. Fact is, if we don't act now, it will be too late.
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In the former, the revision of the law only will be, generally speaking, the proper province of the Supreme Court; in the latter, the re-examination of the fact is agreeable to usage, and in some cases, of which prize causes are an example, might be essential to the preservation of the public peace.
The obscure consciousness of this fact is the light of all our day, the claim of claims; the plea for education, for justice, for charity; the foundation of friendship and love and of the heroism and grandeur which belong to acts of self-reliance.
The fact is, gentlemen, it seems there must really exist something that is dearer to almost every man than his greatest advantages, or (not to be illogical) there is a most advantageous advantage (the very one omitted of which we spoke just now) which is more important and more advantageous than all other advantages, for the sake of which a man if necessary is ready to act in opposition to all laws; that is, in opposition to reason, honour, peace, prosperity--in fact, in opposition to all those excellent and useful things if only he can attain that fundamental, most advantageous advantage which is dearer to him than all.
But the observable fact is that the stimulus of being in the cage produces differing results with repetition, and that the ascertainable cause of the cat's behaviour is not merely the cage and its own ascertainable organization, but also its past history in regard to the cage.
The observable fact is that, when a certain complex of stimuli has originally caused a certain complex of reactions, the recurrence of part of the stimuli tends to cause the recurrence of the whole of the reactions.
The fact is that a great deal of what, at first sight, distinguishes psychology from physics is found, on examination, to be common to psychology and physiology; this whole question of the influence of experience is a case in point.
I did not see him after he ceased to read Dante with me, and in fact I was instructed by the suspicions of my Italian friends to be careful how I consorted with a priest, who might very well be an Austrian spy.
5" x 11" and stapled on the side, but that fact is covered up by the strategically placed Duct tape running along the spine, so it doesn't seem as dorky as stapled-together full sheets of paper (and it's limited and numbered out of 100, raising the potential eBay sales figure for rarities).
the fact is if you don't have sex you won't get pregnant.
And then, as if to sustain what in fact is a vain attempt to circumvent the obvious, that is, the nature of man, you distinguish between the variables of historical situat ions and the invariable situations in which all persons exist.
The fact is that the recognition of the roles of others, the necessity to respect in them those requirements we consider essential for ourselves, is the product of thousands of years of development.
A The fact is that many anatomical problems cannot be fixed, whether it's poor turnout or flat feet.
I am not in denial that I am chromosomally female; I simply recognize that this fact is socially irrelevant.
To be honest, I had not realized that Greenberg was out of favor by the late '50s: This fact is something that comes out several times in the interviews conducted by Amy Newman.
The fact is, many libertarians I know react with discomfort, often bordering on hysteria, to soft-communitarian talk.