The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.
When Jackson awoke, reality did not hit immediately.
We may add that according to this view nothing is real but the living spirit of God and the world of living spirits which He has created; the things of this world have only reality in so far as they are the appearance of spiritual substance, which underlies everything.
For a moment his warm lips felt reassuring, and then reality broke the spell.
And your brother may not thank you when he realizes he must live with the reality that he killed an innocent for the rest of his life.
She claimed Shipton was nuts to have her back, when in reality, who knows how he felt?
We called his position Regional Marketing Manager, but in reality he was a glorified errand boy—a paper pusher.
Other times reality took over.
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.
At first she had thought of him as being asleep, but in the last few days reality was beginning to sink in.
He carefully tucked away the reality that—if Jonny hadn't crippled her—she wouldn't have been taken.
Yet in reality, five individuals, some joined by love, some nearly strangers and others with a history, that might surface and run amuck.
They sat for a while before she felt a familiar sense of anxiety at the reality of her situation.
She could avoid reality for a little longer.
The brutal reality was that he'd double-bound her to ensure he didn't lose – and not because any part of him was capable of affection.
He said the attack had been repulsed, employing this military term to describe what had occurred to his regiment, but in reality he did not himself know what had happened during that half-hour to the troops entrusted to him, and could not say with certainty whether the attack had been repulsed or his regiment had been broken up.
The third and most incomprehensible thing is that people studying history deliberately avoid seeing that this flank march cannot be attributed to any one man, that no one ever foresaw it, and that in reality, like the retreat from Fili, it did not suggest itself to anyone in its entirety, but resulted--moment by moment, step by step, event by event--from an endless number of most diverse circumstances and was only seen in its entirety when it had been accomplished and belonged to the past.
Faced with the reality of the situation, she paced in front of the door, arguing with herself.
In reality the December range was 82, the June only 57 volts; but the mean value of the potential was 243 in December as against III in June.
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."
But a preference for obscure tongues is a sentimentality, divorced from the reality that economic opportunities that come with speaking English, the world language, outweigh the intangible benefits of linguistic diversity.
But the face remained before him with the force of reality and drew nearer.
She moved forward, taking refuge from him in his own arms, a reality that amused him.
In reality, neither ever gave a flip about the other's life or career.
Xander's introduction to her cousin made the reality of her situation starker.
The customs of some savage nations might, perchance, be profitably imitated by us, for they at least go through the semblance of casting their slough annually; they have the idea of the thing, whether they have the reality or not.
He was the remaining pillar of the foundation of the reality that existed before her trip to the beach.
Dean tuned Fred to the off position until his stepfather floated back to reality and continued.
I want to know for better or for worse what the reality is.
They were determined to enjoy every minute of easiness before dealing with the reality of the full moon.
Yet in reality, virtually everyone has.
Leland in his Itinerary (1558) recorded the fact that Bolton made cottons, which were in reality woollen goods.
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.
When his mind finally began to return to reality, he worried that he might have hurt her.
In reality, however, all these movements forward and backward did not improve or alter the position of the troops.
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.
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.
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.
In reality in all Napoleon's activity we never find anything resembling an expression of that wish, but find a series of orders, or expressions of his will, very variously and indefinitely directed.
This is the present reality in a world defined by the ease of communication.
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.