Used to emphasize the truth of an assertion, especially one contrary to what might be expected or what has been asserted: Aunt Madeline isn’t in fact an aunt but a more distant relative
More example sentences
- It is in fact the truth: she's told the story so many times she now thinks she made it up.
- Whether she was in fact telling the truth is of course an entirely different matter.
- I looked down at the hand of his I could see and realized he was in fact telling the truth.