I was shocked at how harsh reality can be.
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.
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.
But what about a reasoned belief based on a balanced look at both history and current reality that leads you to be optimistic?
At first she had thought of him as being asleep, but in the last few days reality was beginning to sink in.
When Jackson awoke, reality did not hit immediately.
For a moment his warm lips felt reassuring, and then reality broke the spell.
Only now and then detached ideas and impressions from the world of reality shot unexpectedly through his mind.
The unknown can be worse than reality, and she had no idea what to expect on the flight.
In reality it already exceeded twenty thousand rubles.
The fever had taken her out of her mind and into the alternate reality of a dream.
We called his position Regional Marketing Manager, but in reality he was a glorified errand boy—a paper pusher.
She could avoid reality for a little longer.
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.
To "go nano" is to directly manipulate reality at the atomic level.
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.
A barred owl called "you-all" in a southern drawl, jarring him to the reality that the sun had set.
Xander's introduction to her cousin made the reality of her situation starker.
She claimed Shipton was nuts to have her back, when in reality, who knows how he felt?
In reality, neither ever gave a flip about the other's life or career.
Other times reality took over.
They sat for a while before she felt a familiar sense of anxiety at the reality of her situation.
He carefully tucked away the reality that—if Jonny hadn't crippled her—she wouldn't have been taken.
But the face remained before him with the force of reality and drew nearer.
Whatever reality she fell into, it wasn't over yet.
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.
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."
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.
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.
She moved forward, taking refuge from him in his own arms, a reality that amused him.
I want to know for better or for worse what the reality is.
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.
Faced with the reality of the situation, she paced in front of the door, arguing with herself.
Dean tuned Fred to the off position until his stepfather floated back to reality and continued.
When his mind finally began to return to reality, he worried that he might have hurt her.
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.
It's like walking from reality into a dream and back again.
Yet in reality, virtually everyone has.
Deidre shook her head, once again feeling too far away from the reality these creatures lived in.
She'd faced the reality but held out some hope it wasn't inevitable.
Sarah held Jackson's hand as they discussed the reality of their situation.
This is the present reality in a world defined by the ease of communication.
Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous.
And his attention was suddenly carried into another world, a world of reality and delirium in which something particular was happening.
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.
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.
What we had supposed to be peaks were in reality a thousand glittering spires.
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.
Yet in reality, five individuals, some joined by love, some nearly strangers and others with a history, that might surface and run amuck.
He forced her to face her reality from the moment she awoke with his name on her back.
The idea of this being my new reality terrifies me.
Whatever happened, it wasn't because of a gang, and they were smart enough to know the difference between reality and what they saw on TV.
In reality, however, all these movements forward and backward did not improve or alter the position of the troops.
It's a reality - like morning sickness.
Even with him taking the edge off, reality still wasn't real.
His fangs lengthened, and she stared at them, the reality of her situation beginning to sink in.
She stiffened at the reality and couldn't decide if it were good to keep the distance between them or if she really wanted more.
Maybe the reality is a lot better than what you imagine.
The reality of what someone had done made her feel sick.
It was followed by the stark reality that he had nothing – and no one – else to go to.
If a man should walk through this town and see only the reality, where, think you, would the "Mill-dam" go to?
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.
But Dean knew reality seldom replaces the passion of panic thinking.
If the condition of things which we were made for is not yet, what were any reality which we can substitute?
The reality of his stark words made her wonder what he would've done in the same situation.