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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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McCormack added that the show's lasting legacy wouldn't be whether Will plays dueling tongues with another guy but rather the week-after-week, year-after-year matter-of-factness of his sexuality.
When you read Rowling, her tartly deadpan British commonsensical voice grounds the wizardry, making it seem almost funny in its matter-of-factness.
Whereas Shakespeare enables his audience to experience a kind of vicarious resistance to Goneril and Regan through the medium of the defiant servant at the end of act 3, "Bond wants playgoers to witness and recognize their own cowed permissiveness and passivity in the unresisting matter-of-factness of characters who willingly act out their roles as torturers" (164).
Instead, it lends an everywoman's matter-of-factness to a story about a still-taboo subject in American culture: burying our dead.
It was the sheer matter-of-factness of the business deal for control of Manchester United which was most depressing.
Stasiuk invests the scene with a disarming combination of mystery and matter-of-factness that owes more to Garcia Marquez than to Schulz or Gombrowicz.
Her matter-of-factness when announcing her pregnancy to her family or friend is in itself an expression of her independence--her means of maintaining control over her identity; she will not allow it to direct her life.
Oh, yeah," said Katie with four-year-old matter-of-factness, "that's because you're an old morn.
33), and Ase believes that "Her matter-of-factness made love-making impossible" (p.
That, at least, is what the Prozac-like matter-of-factness of Charles Lamb and Paul Henry suggests.
The matter-of-factness of their reminiscences provides the perfect touch of realism to counteract the drama.