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matter of fact

1. Law a statement of facts the truth of which the court must determine on the basis of the evidence before it: contrasted with matter of law
2. Philosophy a proposition that is amenable to empirical testing, as contrasted with the truths of logic or mathematics
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Usner concludes with a beautiful chapter illustrating that master painters such as Karl Bodmer matter-of-factly documented what they saw--Indians in camp and market, distinctively costumed, solemn but hardly degenerate.
She looked up and very matter-of-factly replied, "I am an artist.
Rader, the EDF scientist, speaks quickly, matter-of-factly, like a guy who has much to say and little time to say it.
Simultaneously, however, it endeavours to be reserved: it matter-of-factly peels back its wooden skin to let one slide inside; it has few openings, and its narrow wooden slats reduce its perceived mass.
Our view is from the outside, with matter-of-factly stated objective insights into interiors - of characters, of houses (never, quite, homes), of the countryside.
After the audience of mostly CPAs absorbed the statement, Johnson added matter-of-factly that within a few months most of the operating sectors would be doing the job in one and a half days, with a few even getting the work done in a single day.
It'll almost fill the dining room," I say matter-of-factly, subtly testing her resolve.
When a detective knocked on the door and asked the student if he knew why he was there, he replied, matter-of-factly, that he'd stolen two laptops from school.
Well,' she said matter-of-factly, 'if an animal was in that much agony they'd put it down.
Then they'll inject chemo into my spine and I'll be out of it for a week or so before I feel good enough to go back to school,'' Alyssa says matter-of-factly.