The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.
I was shocked at how harsh reality can be.
It's fine to have high ideals about not going too far, but the reality of it is, it can happen before you realize what is happening.
Yet in reality, five individuals, some joined by love, some nearly strangers and others with a history, that might surface and run amuck.
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.
"You are about to confront your new reality," he said.
The fever had taken her out of her mind and into the alternate reality of a dream.
The reality of his stark words made her wonder what he would've done in the same situation.
At first she had thought of him as being asleep, but in the last few days reality was beginning to sink in.
It didn't mean Gabriel was ready to swallow the reality of being bound to the woman who tortured him.
They sat for a while before she felt a familiar sense of anxiety at the reality of her situation.
I don't think we'll ever learn when reality took over from fantasy.
We need to concentrate on reality, not what could have been.
The reality of what someone had done made her feel sick.
We called his position Regional Marketing Manager, but in reality he was a glorified errand boy—a paper pusher.
Other times reality took over.
A barred owl called "you-all" in a southern drawl, jarring him to the reality that the sun had set.
He carefully tucked away the reality that—if Jonny hadn't crippled her—she wouldn't have been taken.
It was followed by the stark reality that he had nothing – and no one – else to go to.
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.
I am, in reality, a very big bug, and doubtless the most intelligent being in all this broad domain.
But what about a reasoned belief based on a balanced look at both history and current reality that leads you to be optimistic?
When I was a child, I well remember a somewhat similar circumstance that befell me; whether it was a reality or a dream, I never could entirely settle.
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.
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.
Only now and then detached ideas and impressions from the world of reality shot unexpectedly through his mind.
Made for them, whilst in reality the whole creation does not suspect