It is hard to tell fact from fiction!
Still, even all the bias can't hide the fact that the Tories are heading for another very heavy defeat.
Once again the real threat of fraud on the Internet has highlighted the fact that consumers fear going on line.
Rather, it is intended to reflect the fact that judgment is required when assessing whether land is MMHD or ISIG.
The use of historical fact as a springboard for fiction is not a new one.
And that idea is reinforced by the fact that three of the known MCPH proteins are found in the centrosome during cell division.
It has been a fact of life in these parts for hundreds of years and nobody can predict such things accurately.
The mere fact that they may be produced in a new way is no reason for any radical change in the policy process.
The sad fact is that the American hostages in Iraq were forgotten casualties of war.
We won't mention the fact that I was 1 1/2 hours late for my last outing.
What are the facts of the case?
Work was hampered by the basic fact that the horse chestnuts were poor quality material from which to produce acetone.
I also particularly liked the fact that you only charged $2.50 per bag.
It is quite unrealistic now to ignore these facts.
That they were East European was compounded by the fact that Russia was communist and led by Joseph Stalin.
The fact of the matter is that this witness had no idea what they were talking about.
Some interesting facts emerge from the early records of this church.
You can find fascinating facts on every page.
In fact, now she felt nothing.
In fact, everything about him was masculine.
In fact, he had given her strict orders not to lift anything.
In fact, that was a good way to make sure he didn't.
I have noticed also that she eats much less, a fact which troubles her father so much that he is anxious to get her home.
She said her only consolation was the fact that the princess allowed her to share her sorrow, that all the old misunderstandings should sink into nothing but this great grief; that she felt herself blameless in regard to everyone, and that he, from above, saw her affection and gratitude.
As a matter of fact, most of the advice she has received and heeded has led to excisions rather than to additions.
In fact, let's say his own mother considered donating the portrait he painted of her to Goodwill but decided not to because "the poor have enough problems already."
Princess Mary saw Dessalles' embarrassed and astonished look fixed on her father, noticed his silence, and was struck by the fact that her father had forgotten his son's letter on the drawing-room table; but she was not only afraid to speak of it and ask Dessalles the reason of his confusion and silence, but was afraid even to think about it.
He was expounding over the fact that his father had approached the inheritance issue again.
Here is a fact to get your head around: In 1980, about seven million Americans had a passport.
Another fact is of great significance in this connection.
What makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army.
I find it hard to realize that Christmas is almost here, in spite of the fact that Helen talks about nothing else.
In fact, I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make what use and get what advantage of her I can, as is usual in such cases.
The doctor said this restlessness did not mean anything and was due to physical causes; but Princess Mary thought he wished to tell her something, and the fact that her presence always increased his restlessness confirmed her opinion.
In fact, he must be struggling to float on the ocean of problems this family represented.
As a matter of fact, I'm eating rainbow grass.
The fact that sin exists, and that great misery results from it, dawned gradually upon her mind as she understood more and more clearly the lives and experiences of those around her.
Other than the fact that she and Howard had already disrupted their lives enough for her, it was comforting to have her there.
The explanation of the fact was unimportant compared to the fact itself and the need of hurrying on.
In fact, the ambassador, as he himself has declared, was never authorized to make that demand, and as soon as I was informed of it I let him know how much I disapproved of it and ordered him to remain at his post.
It was, in fact, only the commencement of the campaign that prevented Rostov from returning home as he had promised and marrying Sonya.
He was told by his fellow officers that the screams of the crowd and the shrieks of the woman were due to the fact that General Ermolov, coming up to the crowd and learning that soldiers were dispersing among the shops while crowds of civilians blocked the bridge, had ordered two guns to be unlimbered and made a show of firing at the bridge.
But not to speak of the intrinsic quality of histories of this kind (which may possibly even be of use to someone for something) the histories of culture, to which all general histories tend more and more to approximate, are significant from the fact that after seriously and minutely examining various religious, philosophic, and political doctrines as causes of events, as soon as they have to describe an actual historic event such as the campaign of 1812 for instance, they involuntarily describe it as resulting from an exercise of power--and say plainly that that was the result of Napoleon's will.
In fact, you have no other income.
In the Internet age, everyone fact checks everyone else.
He referred to the fact that the Emperor Napoleon had resented the demand that he should withdraw his troops from Prussia, especially when that demand became generally known and the dignity of France was thereby offended.
This fact impressed Alpatych, but in thinking about his own business he soon forgot it.
Surely she must feel bitter about that fact, and yet neither her voice nor her expression gave any indication that she felt animosity.
The fact that small nations can adopt standard treaties, laws, currencies, and international practices of larger countries means that a small economic unit can be viable.
In fact, it was ludicrous - but it still hurt.
He didn't tell her about the money because it would lead to questions - both about the money and the fact that he had been hiding it from her.
What did she know about this man... other than the fact that he had a volatile temperament?
In fact, Giddon was actually pleasant and entertaining.
She met his regard with equal composer, in spite of the fact that the conversation was beginning to make her feel extremely uncomfortable.
And that fact is driven home by its generally low price in most locations.
But the fact remains that Miss Canby's story was read to me once, and that long after I had forgotten it, it came back to me so naturally that I never suspected that it was the child of another mind.
It is impossible for any one with whom Helen is conversing to be particularly happy or sad, and withhold the knowledge of this fact from her.
And the fact remains that she was taught by a method of teaching language to the deaf the essential principles of which are clearly expressed in Miss Sullivan's letters, written while she was discovering the method and putting it successfully into practice.
The reason why she read to her pupil so many good books is due, in some measure, to the fact that she had so recently recovered her eyesight.
What also conduced to Bagration's being selected as Moscow's hero was the fact that he had no connections in the city and was a stranger there.
The retired naval man was speaking very boldly, as was evident from the expression on the faces of the listeners and from the fact that some people Pierre knew as the meekest and quietest of men walked away disapprovingly or expressed disagreement with him.
The fact that he did not, as she had feared, order her to be carried away by force but only told her not to let him see her cheered Princess Mary.
And in fact two more peasants began binding Dron, who took off his own belt and handed it to them, as if to aid them.
But despite the fact that the doctors treated him, bled him, and gave him medicines to drink, he recovered.
Apparently his greatest concern was the fact that his mother was married to his adoptive father at the time he was conceived.
The fact that there was nothing to protect her from was irrelevant.
As a matter of fact, I did.
The other obvious fact was that Dulce didn't accept the inheritance issue.
What would be different this time was the fact that he couldn't deny the babies were his - that and the fact that this time she had no uterus to lose.
In fact, maybe that was why Dulce didn't come to breakfast.
In fact, if she confronted him now and then, he might be more inclined to volunteer information before she found out about it.
In fact, he had a strong respect for the security it could provide.
Without a doubt, the fact that the babies were healthy had major influence on his mood.
What was clear was the fact that he was struggling over something.
The antidepressants didn't help that much, but maybe they were responsible for the fact that she had not lost control yet.
In fact, he was under no obligation to help her get back, either.
Was it the location or the fact that it needed charged?
There was only one thing that she was sure of, and that was the fact that she had an overactive imagination.
In fact, they held a tenderness she had never seen.
Was he actually concerned about the fact that she might have been killed, or that his hideout might have been discovered in a search for her body?
In fact, his entire expression reflected deep concern.
In fact, why don't you take her to the doctor?
In fact, I think my big mouth made him all the more determined.
Was that what Sarah had found so amusing the first day - the fact that she hadn't melted under Yancey's stern gaze?
Connie would have told Len about the fact that Yancey didn't want to give her his phone number.
In fact, the book could survive for centuries, as could new perfect copies of the book, and thus the ideas could be distributed.
He was, in fact, making this soup, his favorite dish.
The fact that an unprecedented number of earth's inhabitants today live in poverty is an indictment of governments, not a reflection of some underlying natural limit.
In fact, the poverty of some limits the wealth of all.
As I have pointed out, technology may in fact have limits, but we do not know what they are.
All the jobs that can, in theory, be done by machines—the jobs that I think suck the life force out of people—will in fact be done by machines.
In fact, we don't simply buy more government, but we give it a disproportionate amount of our increased income.
In fact, your children, their children, and their children forever could live off that interest.
Some become so wealthy, in fact, they can live off the interest (the productivity) of their assets, not just their own labor.
In fact, they will make food even greater.
The very fact that we have debated in recent years whether we can use torture to get information that will save lives is a sign of the effects of civilization.
It is true that there is much disagreement over how to achieve these ideals, but the fact remains we want a just society for all.
It is this combined with the fact that their targets, too, are worth more; the cost of rebuilding a modern city today dwarfs the cost of rebuilding that city fifty years ago.
(Not to mention the fact that, if the stuff all hits the fan, widget factories like yours would almost certainly be marked with bull's-eyes on the enemy's aerial bombing maps.)
The very fact that the nineteenth century has not produced many authors whom the world may count among the greatest of all time does not in my opinion justify the remark, "There may come a time when people cease to write."
When one man has reduced a fact of the imagination to be a fact to his understanding, I foresee that all men at length establish their lives on that basis.
An elderly dame, too, dwells in my neighborhood, invisible to most persons, in whose odorous herb garden I love to stroll sometimes, gathering simples and listening to her fables; for she has a genius of unequalled fertility, and her memory runs back farther than mythology, and she can tell me the original of every fable, and on what fact every one is founded, for the incidents occurred when she was young.
This difference of three and a half degrees between the temperature of the deep water and the shallow in the latter pond, and the fact that a great proportion of it is comparatively shallow, show why it should break up so much sooner than Walden.
It was, in fact, solely to meet Prince Vasili that she had obtained an invitation to Anna Pavlovna's reception and had sat listening to the vicomte's story.
"But, my dear Monsieur Pierre," said she, "how do you explain the fact of a great man executing a duc--or even an ordinary man who--is innocent and untried?"
"The fact of the matter is," said she significantly, and also in a half whisper, "everyone knows Count Cyril's reputation....
The fact is he has come to see Count Cyril Vladimirovich, hearing how ill he is.
Princess Mary's self-esteem was wounded by the fact that the arrival of a suitor agitated her, and still more so by both her companions' not having the least conception that it could be otherwise.
Some said the report that the Emperor was wounded was correct, others that it was not, and explained the false rumor that had spread by the fact that the Emperor's carriage had really galloped from the field of battle with the pale and terrified Ober-Hofmarschal Count Tolstoy, who had ridden out to the battlefield with others in the Emperor's suite.
For the Rostov family the whole interest of these preparations for war lay in the fact that Nicholas would not hear of remaining in Moscow, and only awaited the termination of Denisov's furlough after Christmas to return with him to their regiment.
There was the fact that only those came who wished to dance and amuse themselves as girls of thirteen and fourteen do who are wearing long dresses for the first time.
I am telling you the fact, said Natasha indignantly.
It was not what he had read that vexed him, but the fact that the life out there in which he had now no part could perturb him.
He had that common sense of a matter-of- fact man which showed him what he ought to do.
On this fact relating to the Emperor personally, it was impossible to pass any judgment.
As Shinshin had remarked, from the time of his arrival Anatole had turned the heads of the Moscow ladies, especially by the fact that he slighted them and plainly preferred the gypsy girls and French actresses--with the chief of whom, Mademoiselle George, he was said to be on intimate relations.
There was a special reason for this, as he had got married two years before--a fact known only to his most intimate friends.
It naturally seemed to Napoleon that the war was caused by England's intrigues (as in fact he said on the island of St. Helena).
It was, in fact, Murat, now called "King of Naples."
Though he concealed the fact under a show of irritation and contempt, he was evidently in despair that the sole remaining chance of verifying his theory by a huge experiment and proving its soundness to the whole world was slipping away from him.
But, above all, that thought was kept out of their minds by the fact that they saw they were really useful, as in fact they were to the whole Rostov family.
This was shown first by the fact that there were no entrenchments there by the twenty fifth and that those begun on the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth were not completed, and secondly, by the position of the Shevardino Redoubt.
In fact, however, though now much farther off than before, the Rostovs all saw Pierre--or someone extraordinarily like him--in a coachman's coat, going down the street with head bent and a serious face beside a small, beardless old man who looked like a footman.
More than anything else in Pierre's story the captain was impressed by the fact that Pierre was very rich, had two mansions in Moscow, and that he had abandoned everything and not left the city, but remained there concealing his name and station.
Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was in fact fulfilled.
And in fact the head in the nightcap was lifted at once.
This contradiction arises from the fact that military science assumes the strength of an army to be identical with its numbers.
Military science, seeing in history innumerable instances of the fact that the size of any army does not coincide with its strength and that small detachments defeat larger ones, obscurely admits the existence of this unknown factor and tries to discover it--now in a geometric formation, now in the equipment employed, now, and most usually, in the genius of the commanders.
The explanation of this strange fact given by Russian military historians (to the effect that Kutuzov hindered an attack) is unfounded, for we know that he could not restrain the troops from attacking at Vyazma and Tarutino.
The source of this contradiction lies in the fact that the historians studying the events from the letters of the sovereigns and the generals, from memoirs, reports, projects, and so forth, have attributed to this last period of the war of 1812 an aim that never existed, namely that of cutting off and capturing Napoleon with his marshals and his army.
It was impossible first because--as experience shows that a three-mile movement of columns on a battlefield never coincides with the plans--the probability of Chichagov, Kutuzov, and Wittgenstein effecting a junction on time at an appointed place was so remote as to be tantamount to impossibility, as in fact thought Kutuzov, who when he received the plan remarked that diversions planned over great distances do not yield the desired results.
Secondly it was attained by the guerrilla warfare which was destroying the French, and thirdly by the fact that a large Russian army was following the French, ready to use its strength in case their movement stopped.
"What a lot of those Frenchies were taken today, and the fact is that not one of them had what you might call real boots on," said a soldier, starting a new theme.
Morel, pointing to his shoulders, tried to impress on the soldiers the fact that Ramballe was an officer and ought to be warmed.
The sole importance of the crossing of the Berezina lies in the fact that it plainly and indubitably proved the fallacy of all the plans for cutting off the enemy's retreat and the soundness of the only possible line of action--the one Kutuzov and the general mass of the army demanded--namely, simply to follow the enemy up.
The French did not need to be informed of the fact that half the prisoners--with whom the Russians did not know what to do- -perished of cold and hunger despite their captors' desire to save them; they felt that it could not be otherwise.
The Emperor's displeasure with Kutuzov was specially increased at Vilna by the fact that Kutuzov evidently could not or would not understand the importance of the coming campaign.
And in fact his health was poor.
Natasha gave herself up so fully and frankly to this new feeling that she did not try to hide the fact that she was no longer sad, but bright and cheerful.
She did not understand why he spoke with such admiration and delight of the farming of the thrifty and well- to-do peasant Matthew Ermishin, who with his family had carted corn all night; or of the fact that his (Nicholas') sheaves were already stacked before anyone else had his harvest in.
The strangeness and absurdity of these replies arise from the fact that modern history, like a deaf man, answers questions no one has asked.
The historians of culture are quite consistent in regard to their progenitors, the writers of universal histories, for if historical events may be explained by the fact that certain persons treated one another in such and such ways, why not explain them by the fact that such and such people wrote such and such books?
Not to speak of the fact that no description of the collective activity of men can do without the conception of power, the existence of power is proved both by history and by observing contemporary events.
Apart from that, the chief source of our error in this matter is due to the fact that in the historical accounts a whole series of innumerable, diverse, and petty events, such for instance as all those which led the French armies to Russia, is generalized into one event in accord with the result produced by that series of events.
Only by watching closely moment by moment the movement of that flow and comparing it with the movement of the ship do we convince ourselves that every bit of it is occasioned by the forward movement of the ship, and that we were led into error by the fact that we ourselves were imperceptibly moving.
A man is only conscious of himself as a living being by the fact that he wills, that is, is conscious of his volition.
In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
We should in fact have reached those two fundamentals of which man's whole outlook on the universe is constructed--the incomprehensible essence of life, and the laws defining that essence.
From the time the law of Copernicus was discovered and proved, the mere recognition of the fact that it was not the sun but the earth that moves sufficed to destroy the whole cosmography of the ancients.
In fact, at times she had been almost brutally clear that she was no longer interested in him.
He was respectful of her concerns, but they didn't see eye-to-eye on any of it - except the fact that they both wanted another child.
In fact, she had made a different decision about it so many times that his head must be spinning.
I have been made acutely aware of that fact since I was a child.
Why did he hide the fact that his first love would be here tonight?
In fact, she said it was for me.
In fact, he'd probably be horrified to know he slipped and did it now.
"He's a male," Alex snapped, "and the fact that a woman is already married doesn't discourage him.
The fact that they were expecting two babies instead of one made it more of a challenge.
This wasn't about what he had hidden from her or the fact that he had left her alone for two weeks to go to Columbia.
Considering her own feelings about Alex, and the fact that he was a lot like his father, it wasn't hard to imagine that his mother never got over Señor Medena.
In fact, I think Uncle Fabrice had him convinced that he couldn't sell a cheeseburger to a starving man.
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
As a matter of fact, he hadn't said that since he spent half the night with his old flame.
As a matter of fact, I'm beginning to feel pretty good.
In fact, it was a virtual revelation.
It was a moment that lay in her stomach like a week-long hunger, regardless of the fact that they had been gone only minutes.
In fact she had avoided - even pushed away those who might want to claim close friendship.
In fact, she had spent the last two weeks wallowing in self-pity.
Focusing her attention on the car, she was acutely aware of the fact that he was still watching her.
The second and even more singular fact was the absence of any inhabitant of this splendid place.
The fact is that I left my little pet in my dressing-room lying asleep upon the table; and you must have stolen in without my knowing it.
Eureka was much surprised to find herself in disgrace; but she was, in spite of the fact that she had not eaten the piglet.
We have, in fact, envisioned a better world and have made it happen.
History is full of radical breaks with the past that only seem to have come out of nowhere but were, in fact, predictable.
What's more, the Internet can be a fact checker, post office, Rolodex, Yellow Pages, White Pages, game board, garage sale, university, movie theater, jukebox, matchmaking service, travel agent, photo album, bank, support group ...
In fact, it's likelier that kids of that day were forbidden by proper parents from hanging out at the Globe Theater.
Well, that tells us something new about ourselves—in fact, a lot of things: the kinds of information we want to share, the kinds of information we want to consume, and the immediacy with which we want it all to occur.
During his campaign and his time in office, the extent of the effect of his polio was kept from the public, but the fact he had the disease was commonly known.
In fact, if you laid out all the DNA in your body, it would stretch from the sun to Pluto.
In fact, if you stayed sick long enough in that culture, the doctor had to pay you!
I am fascinated by credit cards and the fact that the entire free enterprise system relies on the honesty of almost all people.
And in that future, I believe the world can have—in fact, will have—plentiful, free, clean energy that will result in dramatically lower costs for everything, everywhere.
This displacement is in no way finished; in fact, it has hardly begun.
I base that expectation in part on the fact that today, many of us already live in more comfort than the richest king in the world did two hundred years ago.
So our ability to find cause and effect in that—and to really discern fact from fallacy, what's good from what's bad for us—is highly suspect.
In fact, China produces more food than any other country in the world, triple the amount the United States produces.
But this politics of war have in fact worked this way repeated, across place and time.
In fact, virtually everyone should have wondered why he was fighting soldiers from places he couldn't find on a map.
We could go on here and talk about other military powers and alliances, but the simple fact is that large countries are less willing to risk war in defense of small ones.
It took me some time to appreciate the fact that my new friends were blind.
Now there is one more fact, which I wish to state very plainly, in regard to what Mr. Gilman wrote to you.
It is true rather that she has a special aptitude for thinking, and her leaning toward language is due to the fact that language to her meant life.
Writing for other people, she should in many cases be true to outer fact rather than to her own experience.
It is wonderful with what elaborateness this simple fact is advertised--this piscine murder will out--and from my distant perch I distinguish the circling undulations when they are half a dozen rods in diameter.
The countess looked at her callers, smiling affably, but not concealing the fact that she would not be distressed if they now rose and took their leave.
He is his godson, she added, her tone suggesting that this fact ought to give Prince Vasili much satisfaction.
But... in short, the fact is... you know yourself that last winter the count made a will by which he left all his property, not to us his direct heirs, but to Pierre.
And, in fact, the last letter he had received from Mack's army informed him of a victory and stated strategically the position of the army was very favorable.
And, in fact, Bilibin's witticisms were hawked about in the Viennese drawing rooms and often had an influence on matters considered important.
Before the conversation began Prince Andrew was struck by the fact that the Emperor seemed confused and blushed as if not knowing what to say.
But this is what we'll do: I have a good friend, an adjutant general and an excellent fellow, Prince Dolgorukov; and though you may not know it, the fact is that now Kutuzov with his staff and all of us count for nothing.
The fires and shouting in the enemy's army were occasioned by the fact that while Napoleon's proclamation was being read to the troops the Emperor himself rode round his bivouacs.
The fact was accordingly conveyed to Lavrushka.
He was not occupied with the question of what to sacrifice for; the fact of sacrificing in itself afforded him a new and joyous sensation.
The ancients have left us model heroic poems in which the heroes furnish the whole interest of the story, and we are still unable to accustom ourselves to the fact that for our epoch histories of that kind are meaningless.
The fact is that those men with whom you have ridden round the position not only do not help matters, but hinder.
He felt ashamed, and with one arm covered his legs from which his cloak had in fact slipped.
She had in fact seen nothing then but had mentioned the first thing that came into her head, but what she had invented then seemed to her now as real as any other recollection.
He liked to talk and he talked well, adorning his speech with terms of endearment and with folk sayings which Pierre thought he invented himself, but the chief charm of his talk lay in the fact that the commonest events--sometimes just such as Pierre had witnessed without taking notice of them--assumed in Karataev's a character of solemn fitness.
Not by a single word had Nicholas alluded to the fact that Prince Andrew's relations with Natasha might, if he recovered, be renewed, but Princess Mary saw by his face that he knew and thought of this.
But she felt oppressed by the fact that the mood of everyone around her was so far from what was in her own heart.
Kutuzov's merit lay, not in any strategic maneuver of genius, as it is called, but in the fact that he alone understood the significance of what had happened.
In fact, what she felt was pity.
In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married – and hadn't even introduced her.
It was the unexpected realization of the fact that he still valued life as presented to him in the form of his love for Natasha, and a last, though ultimately vanquished, attack of terror before the unknown.
In fact, maybe he didn't know her very well.