We called his position Regional Marketing Manager, but in reality he was a glorified errand boy—a paper pusher.
At first she had thought of him as being asleep, but in the last few days reality was beginning to sink in.
Evagoras was allowed to remain nominally king of Salamis, but in reality a vassal of Persia, to which he was to pay a yearly tribute.
In reality, neither ever gave a flip about the other's life or career.
But the face remained before him with the force of reality and drew nearer.
Xander's introduction to her cousin made the reality of her situation starker.
But as we grew up, reality set in that market forces did not allow those activities to pay enough to support us, so at some point we all figured out we had to "earn a living."
Dean tuned Fred to the off position until his stepfather floated back to reality and continued.
In reality, however, it was not, and could not be, possible to explain the burning of Moscow by making any individual, or any group of people, responsible for it.
And suddenly the sequence of these thoughts broke off, and Prince Andrew heard (without knowing whether it was a delusion or reality) a soft whispering voice incessantly and rhythmically repeating "piti-piti- piti," and then "titi," and then again "piti-piti-piti," and "ti-ti" once more.
Yet in reality, five individuals, some joined by love, some nearly strangers and others with a history, that might surface and run amuck.
He was the remaining pillar of the foundation of the reality that existed before her trip to the beach.
They were determined to enjoy every minute of easiness before dealing with the reality of the full moon.
Leland in his Itinerary (1558) recorded the fact that Bolton made cottons, which were in reality woollen goods.
Yet in reality, virtually everyone has.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
But no sooner had Natasha finished her barcarolle than reality again presented itself.
Scarcely had Pierre laid his head on the pillow before he felt himself falling asleep, but suddenly, almost with the distinctness of reality, he heard the boom, boom, boom of firing, the thud of projectiles, groans and cries, and smelled blood and powder, and a feeling of horror and dread of death seized him.
Damian didn't care; Sofia liked Pierre, and he had a feeling Pierre's blunt dose of reality was soothing to her in a world where nothing else made sense.
When his mind finally began to return to reality, he worried that he might have hurt her.
And the nature of this reality again can neither be consistently represented as a fixed and hard substance nor as an unalterable something, but only as a fixed order of recurrence of continually changing events or impressions.
This is the present reality in a world defined by the ease of communication.
That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
Bennigsen was a landlord in the Vilna province who appeared to be doing the honors of the district, but was in reality a good general, useful as an adviser and ready at hand to replace Barclay.
And his attention was suddenly carried into another world, a world of reality and delirium in which something particular was happening.
Sarah held Jackson's hand as they discussed the reality of their situation.
Maybe the reality is a lot better than what you imagine.
Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous.
At first he watched the serfs, trying to understand their aims and what they considered good and bad, and only pretended to direct them and give orders while in reality learning from them their methods, their manner of speech, and their judgment of what was good and bad.
It's a reality - like morning sickness.
Even with him taking the edge off, reality still wasn't real.
In reality, however, all these movements forward and backward did not improve or alter the position of the troops.
If a man should walk through this town and see only the reality, where, think you, would the "Mill-dam" go to?
And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us.