Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fact.

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Examples

  • The facts stated may be true, but there are _other facts_ which are not stated equally true, and which the scope and purpose of such reports did not render it necessary to collect.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844

  • -- _Notice the facts which this paragraph contains, and the relation to each other of the clauses and the sentences expressing these facts_: --

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition

  • ‘One cannot disbelieve facts, Darya Alexandrovna, ’ said he, with an emphasis on the word ‘facts.

    Chapter XII. Part IV

  • Thus, as _memory is the approximate repetition of once-experienced mental states or facts, together with the recognition of their belonging to our past, so it is accomplished by an approximate repetition of the once-performed neural process in the cortex which originally accompanied these states or facts_.

    The Mind and Its Education

  • Bacon's history is open to the world, from his boyhood to his death in old age -- a history consisting of known facts, displayed in minute and multitudinous detail; _facts_, not guesses and conjectures and might-have-beens.

    Is Shakespeare Dead? from my autobiography

  • In her case there was a reversal of the usual facts of nature -- (_I say facts_, not _laws_): the dreams of most people are more or less insane; those of Lady Alice were sound; thus, with her, restoring the balance of sane life.

    The Portent & Other Stories

  • It is a mere empty dream, unworthy of a serious consideration by any mind imbued with the first principle of inductive science -- namely, that all science is the orderly knowledge of facts; and whose first rule is, _first ascertain your facts_.

    Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith Being an Examination of the Evidences of Infidelity

  • The _treatment_ of the facts must, in any case, have been due to Keats's genius, so as to be the same whether he had studied Greek or not: the _facts_, apart from the treatment, must in any case have been had from a book.

    Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

  • The distinction between the teaching of the facts of a science as instruction, and the teaching it systematically as knowledge, has already been placed before you in a previous lecture: and it appears to me, that, as with other sciences, the _common facts_ of Biology -- the uses of parts of the body -- the names and habits of the living creatures which surround us -- may be taught with advantage to the youngest child.

    Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

  • The distinction between the teaching of the facts of a science as instruction, and the teaching it systematically as knowledge, has already been placed before you in a previous lecture: and it appears to me that, as with other sciences, the _common facts_ of Biology -- the uses of parts of the body -- the names and habits of the living creatures which surround us -- may be taught with advantage to the youngest child.

    Science & Education

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