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in (point of) fact

Definition of in point of fact in English:

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
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  • 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.
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