Matter-of-fact sentence example

matter-of-fact
  • Be relaxed, positive, and matter-of-fact about the whole process.

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  • Gabriel's matter-of-fact talk of magic and laws older than time hadn't clarified much, except that he believed she belonged to him.

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  • Filled with blood, it was natural to regard it as the seat of the blood, and as a matter of fact one-sixth of the entire blood of man is in the liver, while in the case of some animals the proportion is even larger.

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  • No single matter of fact necessarily implies the existence of any other.

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  • Lana flushed at the matter-of-fact tone Mike, Kelli's husband, took.

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  • The complainer entirely overlooks the fact that this is the kind of music in which such a phrase will certainly be heard again before we have time to forget it; and as a matter of fact the strings promptly repeat it fortissimo in a position which nothing can overpower.

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  • It has passed through a far greater number of editions than any other work on natural history in the whole world, and has become emphatically an English classic - the graceful simplicity of its style, the elevating tone of its spirit, and the sympathetic chords it strikes recommending it to every lover of Nature, while the severely scientific reader can scarcely find an error in any statement it contains, whether of matter of fact or opinion.

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  • The assizes may speak of patriarch and king as conjoint seigneurs in Jerusalem; but as a matter of fact the king could secure the nomination of his own patriarch, and after Dagobert the patriarchs are, with the temporary exception of Stephen in 1128, the confidants and supporters of the kings.

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  • But as a matter of fact an exclusively Elamite origin is not improbable, from the fact that its earliest and first types are found at Susa.

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  • But as a matter of fact no small part of the interest and value of investigations in this field of inquiry lies in the relationships which may thereby be established between biological and psychological interpretations.

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  • As a matter of fact their chief service to the administration lies in keeping up good relations with the maires of the communes in their arrondissement, and thus acquiring a certain amount of influence over them.

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  • The practical object of the enterprise required that the proportionate quantity of yearly output in the various branches, and that the liability of various topics as a matter of fact to occur in connexion with each other, should modify the classification.

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  • The minister of finance stated in his budget speech to parliament, delivered on the 23rd of April 1910, that the revenues for the year 1909-1910, which had been estimated to produce T25,000,000, had as a matter of fact produced £T26,50o,000.

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  • To this district Sir Henry Barkly asserted the British rights, but no steps were taken to enforce them and as a matter of fact the Bloemhof district continued to be part of the Transvaal.

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  • A considerable armada was got together, although its assembling took several weeks and although the Russians had as a matter of fact heavily defeated the Turks in Armenia (battle of Sarikamish) even before orders for the assembling were issued.

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  • As a matter of fact such persons sometimes can and sometimes cannot see pictures in the way of crystal-gazing; while many who can see in the crystal have had no spontaneous hallucinations.

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  • The famous description of the crusades, gesta Dei per Francos, was evidently to Villehardouin a plain matter-of-fact description, and it no more occurred to him to doubt the divine favour being extended to the expeditions against Alexius or Theodore than to doubt that it was shown to expeditions against Saracens and Turks.

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  • Yet the present generation accepts the antiquity of man as a mere matter of fact.

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  • As a matter of fact they ran back much farther, as Hallam soon found.

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  • The result was that Agrippa left Rome, ostensibly to take over the governorship of Syria - a sort of honourable exile; but as a matter of fact he only sent his legate to the East, while he himself remained at Lesbos.

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  • Brooks differs greatly as to matter of fact from that of Horst, and appears to be erroneous in some respects.

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  • Every year sufficient rain falls in India to secure an abundant harvest if it were evenly distributed over the whole country; but as a matter of fact the distribution is so uneven and so uncertain that every year some district suffers from insufficient rainfall.

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  • As a matter of fact he does commonly contribute to the party treasury, though in the case of certain candidates, particularly those for the presidency and for judicial offices, financial contributions are not general.

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  • As a matter of fact it recognizes as actual citizens only the labourer, or, in other words, the proletariat.

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  • It is always, however, a matter of fact for the jury, and the onus of proving the death lies on the party who asserts it.

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  • I cannot say there is no vanity in making this funeral oration of myself, but I hope it is not a misplaced one; and this is a matter of fact which is easily cleansed and ascertained."

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  • But this is explicitly the idea of the said thing as having had or as about to have existence, - in other words, belief in the existence of some matter of fact.

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  • But as a matter of fact no more entirely factitious book ever issued from the press.

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  • As a matter of fact the priesthoods were much more independent than was allowed to appear.

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  • The field army on a war footing, without depot troops, garrison troops and reservists, would be about 50,000 strong, but by constituting new cadres at the outbreak of war and calling up the reserves it could be more than doubled, and as a matter of fact nearly 120,000 men were with the colours in the manoeuvre season in 1907.

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  • He realized that in Napoleon sentiment never got the better of reason, that as a matter of fact he had never intended his proposed " grand enterprise " seriously, and had only used it to preoccupy the mind of the tsar while he consolidated his own power in central Europe.

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  • It was, of course, impossible for Carlyle to satisfy modern requirements of matter-of-fact accuracy.

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  • As a matter of fact they are never quite the same in successive centuries, or even generations.

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  • As a matter of fact it is clear that the patriciate of Pippin was a new office, especially as the title is henceforward generally patricius Romanorum, not patricius alone.

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  • As a matter of fact the diminution in crime was traceable to general causes, such as a general exodus by emigration, the introduction of a poor law and an increase in the facilities for earning an honest livelihood.

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  • But as a matter of fact very few mistakes are made.

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  • Thus his teaching contains the note of universality - not in terms and proclamations but as plain matter of fact.

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  • With this emphasis upon the Messiah the Jewish element would seem to be predominant, but as a matter of fact it was not so.

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  • As a matter of fact the Egyptians might have passed about thirty-five centuries B.C. from the picture writing of hieroglyphs to genuine alphabetic signs.'

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  • Newcomb showed that this belief was unfounded, and that as a matter of fact the moon was falling rapidly behind the tabular positions.

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  • At each step disintegration was arrested, but not Jewish genius; and the domination of the Law in Judaism did not as a matter of fact have the petrifying results which might have been anticipated.

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  • As a matter of fact the Polish republic was no danger whatever to Protestantism.

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  • As a matter of fact they were at the head of a combination for selling Menshikov's corn in preference to the corn of the Russian government and the bulk of the proceeds went into Menshikov's pockets.

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  • It is as matter-of-fact and comparative as Dante, without a touch of Dante's genius.

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  • For as a matter of fact obscenity no less than impiety was charged against him by his ultra-orthodox enemies, and the obscenity no less than the supposed impiety gave them a handle against him before such bodies as the Sorbonne and the parliaments.

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  • Although on structural grounds there should be only two hydroxypropionic acids, as a matter of fact four lactic acids are known.

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  • Considering the perverted taste of the age, it is perhaps fortunate that the task fell into the hands of no showy declaimer who measured his success by his skill in making surface do duty for substance, but of homely, matter-of-fact scribes, whose sole concern was to record what they knew.

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  • As a matter of fact Lancaster was a more honest man than his enemies suspected; he hastened to acknowledge his little nephews rights, acknowledged him as prince of Wales, and introduced him as his grandfathers heir before the parliament of January 1377.

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  • As a matter of fact it did very little.

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  • But it points to the constitution of civil society in the abstract rather than to the actual origin of government as a matter of fact and past history.

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  • In 1811 Tamatave had been occupied by British troops, and the Treaty of Paris of 1814 recognized as British the " French settlements in Madagascar," but as a matter of fact France had then no settlements on the mainland.

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  • The insubordination of several great vassalsthe count of Vermandois, the duke of Burgundy, the count of Flanderswho treated him as he had treated the Carolingian king; the treachery of Arnuif, archbishop of Reims, who let himself be won over by the empress Theophano; the papal hostility inflamed by the emperor against the claim of feudal France to independence,all made it seem for a time as though the unity of the Roman empire of the West would be secured at Hughs expense and in Ottos favor; but as a matter of fact this papal and imperial hostility ended by making the Capet dynasty a national one.

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  • As a matter of fact the king and his lawyers triumphed, where the house of Swabia had failed.

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  • As a matter of fact Louis XI.s most faithful ally was death.

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  • The reports of the debates of the National Assembly in the Point du Jour, though not inaccurate, are as a matter of fact very incomplete and very dry.

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  • It is a matter of fact that cannot be denied by anyone acquainted with the subject.

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  • The undertaker matter of fact scoops a handful of earth.

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  • Another old lady whose house was bombed - Mrs Jiggins - talks in a very matter-of-fact way about being blown out of bed.

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  • You have to wonder if McNulty would be so matter-of-fact if any of his family members were facing a similar circumstance.

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  • This may be because it was too matter-of-fact to record.

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  • Ignorance of a matter of fact may in general be alleged in avoidance of the consequences of acts and agreements, but such ignorance cannot be pleaded where it is the duty of a person to know, or where, having the means of knowledge at his disposal, he wilfully or negligently fails to avail himself of it (see Contract).

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  • That baptism is called the Seal (vdpa'yls), and Illumination (4ceno-phs) in the 2nd century has been set down to the influence of the pagan mysteries; but as a matter of fact the former term is a metaphor from military discipline, and the idea conveyed in the latter that gnosis or imparting of divine love is an illumining of the soul is found both in the Old and New Testaments.

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  • It can easily be shown that men do as a matter of fact attach moral adjectives to environment, temperamental tendencies, natural endowments, instinctive desires, in a word to all or most of those forces moulding character, from which, according to libertarians, the individual's freedom of choice should be clearly distinguished and separated, and to which it can be and is frequently opposed.

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  • When you answer questions direct and with a matter of fact attitude, you convey your lack of interest in the old fling.

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  • The mistake of speaking of the Sakai tribes as practically identical with the Semang or Pangan has very frequently been made, but as a matter of fact the two races are absolutely distinct from one another.

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  • Herodotus mentions the temple dedicated to "Perseus" and asserts that Chemmis was remarkable for the celebration of games in honour of that hero, after the manner of the Greeks, at which prizes were given; as a matter of fact some representations are known of Nubians and people of Puoni (Somalic coast) clambering up poles before the god Min.

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  • Yet it is a very grave question whether the idea of God's moral government admits of being argued as pure matter of fact.

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  • But by treating the atonement simply as revealed (and unexplained) matter of fact - in spite of some partial analogies in human experience, a thing essentially anomalous - Butler repeats, and applies to the moral contents of Christianity, what Aquinas said of its speculative doctrines.

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  • We can hardly any longer hesitate to recognize in this vast building, with its winding corridors and subterranean ducts, the Labyrinth of later tradition; and as a matter of fact a maze pattern recalling the conventional representation of the Labyrinth in Greek art actually formed the decoration of one of the corridors of the palace.

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  • As a matter of fact he cannot be regarded in any sense as a great man.

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  • This point brings us to consider the matter-of-fact conditions of the villeins during the feudal period, especially in the z 2th, 13th and r4th centuries.

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  • Talk to your child in a matter-of-fact way about the new person before he meets him.

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  • Moreover, he will do it in a perfectly natural matter-of-fact manner, as if there should be no upset over these issues.

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  • Dean just stared at her, not knowing how to respond to her matter-of-fact attitude.

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  • His book might almost be called the "Visions of Peter Bartholomew and others," and it is written in the plain matter-of-fact manner of Defoe's narratives.

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  • By reading and enjoying these stories, the concepts of green living become a part of your child's experience in a matter-of-fact way.

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  • Be matter-of-fact about regressing and don't apply pressure or express disappointment in the child.

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  • As a matter of fact this statement is only true with large limitations.

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  • His tone was matter-of-fact, his answers short.

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