from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being fact; reality.


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  • Lately, some U.S. politicians (notably Rick "the Dick" Santorum) have been associating science with the left-wing, as though there was some sort of strange left / right continum of 'factitude' (er...)

    Tuesday Rant: Right and Left...


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  • ...he thought that if ever he switched from ponderous factitude to light fiction he would have a jealous husband use binoculars to decipher from where he stood that outpouring of illicit affection.

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor

    June 5, 2008