In actual fact (used to contrast a false idea of what is true or possible with one that is more accurate): she had believed she could control these feelings, but in reality that was not so easy
More example sentences
- In fact, in reality, the cottage's location turned out to be even better than that!
- He may be amused by the idea but in reality it would never suit a man with such unabashed ambition.
- While this might appear to be a dispute about a material fact, in reality it is not.
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