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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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"Wildlife management is people management--100 percent," he says in a lively tone, distinct from the scientific matter-of-factness that dominates most of the conversation.
"They would be cooking it, and when it was finished we photographed and then ate it," says Manfield, with her refreshing Australian matter-of-factness. "That gives it a special character."
His knowledge of treestand safety and matter-of-factness on the issue is why I reached out to Langston, who has served as the Director of Sales & Marketing at Hunter Safety System (HSS) for seven years.
Indeed, Newman, in his matter-of-factness, in his color that is seemingly both weight and place, is, by Truitt's own admission, her grand model--she does not command the art-historical stage the way Newman does, even if her sense of color is far more sophisticated than his ever was.
I liked his mixture of passion and matter-of-factness. It was a superb industry first, a 'live' advert that underlines differentiation and brand awareness.
Like few other documents of terror and memory, the matter-of-factness of the recollections by each of the townspeople has the effect of making their stories feel unsettlingly unexceptional.
When it works well, we get moments like Lanzmann's interview in Shoah with Franz Schalling, the Chelmno guard, whose matter-of-factness about the killing process is more terrifying than any imperious expression Fiennes can conjure, particularly as it appears alongside testimonies by victims and bystanders who had lived through radically divergent versions of the same horror.
This certainly makes for a more modern-sounding reading, and if at times can be a little fiat, as in "My soul voyages on this perfume the way other souls voyage on music," there is an appealing matter-of-factness in the wish that concludes "At One in the Morning": "I would really like to redeem myself, to feel a bit of pride in the silence and solitude of the night." In this poem it is worth noting that MacKenzie is one of the few translators to get the essential sense of Baudelaire's words when he describes "a cheap dancer who begged me to design her a costume for playing 'Vee-nis'," and he is unabashed about finding the right modern idiom to fit Baudelaire's "s ...
The matter-of-factness is underscored by Zentner's spare prose, as in the winter bringing "the cold ...
Half-a-million, all alphabetized, Mounted in their matter-of-factness,
She raised even the most hard-hitting of questions in a manner that was scented with sympathy yet never divorced from the matter-of-factness that all interviewers should stick to.
The stories they recount are dramatic, melodramatic, oftentimes tragic, but they write with a historian's detachment and matter-of-factness. Yet their telling is never bland, never dull.