- adv. used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly.
“And when the speculator came he saw that it was at the head of navigation of what be thought was the Upper Mississippi, but which in reality is only the Middle Mississippi.”
“The department was in reality three—the Department of Richmond, over which Arnold Elzey presided; the Department of Southern Virginia, under Samuel G. French; and the Department of North Carolina, which Harvey Hill reluctantly was taking in charge.”
“Because what had at first appeared to be the legendary captain of Starfleet was in reality that hideous energy life-form known in the whispered legends of a hundred fantastic alien worlds as an Antigod of the Spacewarp Passage.”
“But in the whiskey ring operations the gauger might, for example, report four thousand gallons in four hundred packages of ten gallons each, when in reality there were four hundred packages of eighty gallons each.”
“The origin of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda has been variously accounted for; in reality it is the result of slow evolution.”
“As Carter Eskew, his friend and former colleague at the Nashville Tennessean, the adviser Gore most trusted in 2000, described him to me, he was in reality “a futurist populist.””
“The third, in reality a half division of two brigades only, was led by a Missouri brigadier, John G. Walker.”
“I am a little astonished to see this position mentioned as originating in this country among the Pennsylvania Germans, because the only reference that I can find to the kneeling posture among the Germans (and we cannot in reality call the Fins Germans) is by Holst,52 who says that the Esthen, in difficult cases, seek to hasten delivery by assuming the kneeling posture, by suspending the woman, or placing her upon her husband's lap.”
“Halaka it was that so "fenced about the Law" as to render it impossible; the other, the Hagada, was illustrative and practical, embracing innumerable legends and allegories intended to illustrate and enlarge Biblical history, but in reality obscuring it in a maze of idle and fanciful inventions.”
“The Code of Young Pioneers, which is posted on our classroom wall, requires good behavior and good grades of all its prospective participants, so technically Dimka is not eligible; but in reality every person in every class gets a red kerchief, and Vera Pavlovna can do nothing to stop Dimka from joining in.”
Looking for tweets for in reality.