American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something unavoidable that must be faced or dealt with.
- n. The basic physiological functions involved in sex and reproduction. Often used with the.
- n. Something that cannot be avoided.
“Although you can find happiness in the past, present, and future, there are still many obstacles.4 It is a sad fact of life that people habituate quickly to positive states, to happiness, and slowly to negative states, to pain.”
“Resilient grievers appear better equipped to accept death as a fact of life and tend to have a more positive worldview.”
“Meanwhile, a secondary fact of life was the stench of high-test fuel, which lingered everywhere, just as palpable in its way as the grinding roar of the engines.”
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