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Synonyms for fact

Synonyms for fact

that which is known about a specific subject or situation

something having real, demonstrable existence

one of the conditions or facts attending an event and having some bearing on it

the quality of being actual or factual

Words related to fact

a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

an event known to have happened or something known to have existed

a concept whose truth can be proved

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Property also holds of the soul, covers great spiritual facts, and instinctively we at first hold to it with swords and laws and wide and complex combinations.
He must attain and maintain that lofty sight where facts yield their secret sense, and poetry and annals are alike.
We are always coming up with the emphatic facts of history in our private experience and verifying them here.
In like manner all public facts are to be individualized, all private facts are to be generalized.
* An idealistic monist who long puzzled the philosophers of that time with his denial of the existence of matter, but whose clever argument was finally demolished when the new empiric facts of science were philosophically generalized.
He gave them facts, always facts, checked their excursions into the air, and brought them back to the solid earth and its facts.
It is, in fact, hypothetical, invoked for theoretical uses, and not an outcome of direct observation.
Memories, as mental facts, arise from time to time, but do not, so far as we can see, exist in any shape while they are "latent." In fact, when we say that they are "latent," we mean merely that they will exist under certain circumstances.
The only reason that could be validly alleged against mnemic causation would be that, in fact, all the phenomena can be explained without it.
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 have been made to feel sad for such persons because I am conscious of the fact that mere connection with what is known as a superior race will not permanently carry an individual forward unless he has individual worth, and mere connection with what is regarded as an inferior race will not finally hold an individual back if he possesses intrinsic, individual merit.
He added that the sum would have been left her all the same in his will, and that therefore she must not consider the gift as in any way an indemnification to her for anything, but that there was no reason, after all, why a man should not be allowed to entertain a natural desire to lighten his conscience, etc., etc.; in fact, all that would naturally be said under the circumstances.
She did not intend to ask forgiveness for anything in the past, which fact she desired to be known.
It soon became clear to Gania, after scenes of wrath and quarrellings at the domestic hearth, that his family were seriously opposed to the match, and that Nastasia was aware of this fact was equally evident.
One was that Nastasia had entered into close and secret relations with the Epanchin girls--a most unlikely rumour; another was that Nastasia had long satisfied herself of the fact that Gania was merely marrying her for money, and that his nature was gloomy and greedy, impatient and selfish, to an extraordinary degree; and that although he had been keen enough in his desire to achieve a conquest before, yet since the two friends had agreed to exploit his passion for their own purposes, it was clear enough that he had begun to consider the whole thing a nuisance and a nightmare.