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a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide

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a matter that is an actual fact or is demonstrable as a fact

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Explaining her admiration for writing fiction of a few hundred words or less, De Jesus said, 'The form is very Pinoy - the matter-of-factness that we make 'kuwento' - short and punchy with a takeaway.
And yet, it is precisely in their brevity, in their detached coolness, in their matter-of-factness that Williams's relationship with his father can be gleaned.
But this time it was highlighted by Peggy's matter-of-factness: "It's just a flying saucer, Ed.
A former naval officer and fighter pilot as well as astronaut, you would expect a certain matter-of-factness. But no one can shrug off the moon.
O'Reilly tackles an extremely sensitive subject with a matter-of-factness that is, at times, shocking.
Decamping in an eerie, remote farm house to train a group of novice clergy in the ways of being a 'deliverance consultant' - the Church's beige 2015 term for 'exorcist' - Threlfall's seen-it-allbefore matter-of-factness neatly offset the sense of foreboding and grisly goings-on to come.
Decamping in an eerie, remote farm house to train a group of novice clergy in the ways of being a "deliverance consultant" - the Church's beige 2015 term for "exorcist" - Threlfall's seen-it-allbefore matter-of-factness neatly offset the sense of foreboding and grisly goings-on to come.
With a grotesque matter-of-factness, suspected "Islamic terrorist Yassine Salhi blamed "problems at home and at work" for beheading his boss.
Her recollection of her past experiences are tempered by a matter-of-factness that belies the perilous positions she and her colleagues have found themselves in.
Viewed in this way, the apparent confidence and matter-of-factness that characterise The Making of New Zealanders suggest an underlying sense of crisis.
The extravagant flight of his own fantasy combines with traditional folk tales and facts, literary allusions and tangible -- at times obtrusively graphic -- descriptions approaching the matter-of-factness of reportage," the Swedish Academy said when it awarded Garcia Marquez the Nobel Prize in 1982.
Chapters on contraception, sexual health, orientation, dress sense, dating, starting, maintaining and ending relationships, self-confidence and current slang (some surprising entries in here!) are all interspersed with a certain wry humour and humility, and the illustrations add to the light-heartedness of this book which nevertheless covers difficult topics with a deftness and matter-of-factness that should be welcomed.
An outlier, though not to say outsider, Mackler's work clearly lacks virtuosity, privileging handedness, matter-of-factness and expression.
Squibb, who has Kate's matter-of-factness but not her coarse frankness, has enjoyed the attention with a sincere but bemused gratitude.
She does so with a matter-of-factness that feels like acceptance with, "I do not know everything--who and how/you loved in the final tally.