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n.事实,实际,实情,真相,(犯罪)行为,论据
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fact=to make(做),to do(做,为) 变化型 fect

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certainty  clue  data  detail  evidence  item  point  truth  fable  fiction    

fact


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n
1 [C] thing that is known to have happened or to be true or to exist 事实; 真相
*No one can deny the fact that fire burns. 无人能否认火能燃烧的事实.
* Poverty and crime are facts. 贫穷和犯罪是事实.
* He's resigned
*I know it for a fact, ie I know that it is really true. 他已经辞职了, 我知道这是真事.
* (infml 口) He came here yesterday, and that's a fact! 他昨天来过, 是真的! Cf 参看 fiction.
2 [C] thing that is believed or claimed to be true 认为或称为真实的事物
*I disagree with the facts on which your argument is based. 我不同意你的论点所基于的论据.
3 [U] what is true; reality 真实的事物; 现实
*The story is founded on fact. 这故事有真事作根据.
* It's important to distinguish fact from fiction. 把现实与虚构区分开来是很重要的.
4 (idm 习语) accessory before/after the fact => accessory. an accomplished fact => accomplish. blink the fact => blink. as a matter of fact => matter 1. a ,fact of `life thing that cannot be ignored, however unpleasant 生活的现实(尽管使人不快, 却不容忽视的事物)
*We must all die some time
*that's just a fact of life. 我们终有一死, 这就是生活的现实. the fact (of the matter) is (that)...; the fact remains (that)... despite what has been said, the truth is... 虽然话是这么说, 但事实是...
*A holiday would be wonderful but the fact of the matter is (that) we can't afford one. 有个假日好是真好, 可事实是我们花费不起.
* I agree that he tried hard but the fact remains that he has not finished the job in time. 我承认他已尽力而为了, 但事实是他并未按时做完. ,facts and `figures (infml口) precise information 精确的资料; 准确的情报
*Before we make detailed plans, we need some more facts and figures. 我们还需要更多的精确资料才能制定出详细计画. the ,facts of `life (euph 婉) details of human sexuality, esp as told to children 性知识(尤指给儿童讲的). the facts speak for themselves the facts noted about a situation or an occurrence show what conclusions can be reached, without further interpretation or explanation 事实本身自明. hard facts => hard1. in `fact in truth; really 事实上; 实际上; 其实
*For eight years she was in fact spying for the enemy. 八年来她实际上一直为敌人做间谍工作. in point of fact => point1.

fact


n
1【true information】
2 the fact (that)
3 in (actual) fact
4 the fact (of the matter) is
5 the fact remains
6【real events/not a story】
7 facts and figures
8 the facts speak for themselves
9 after the fact
[Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin: factum 'thing done', from facere 'to do, make']
【TRUE INFORMATION】[C]
a piece of information that is known to be true
 Newspapers have a duty to provide readers with the facts.
fact about
 The book is full of interesting facts about the World Cup.
fact of
 First of all, we need to establish the facts of the case.
it's a fact/that's a fact
(=used to emphasize that something is definitely true or that something definitely happened)
 The divorce rate is twice as high as in the 1950s - that's a fact.
is that a fact?
(=used to reply to a statement that you find surprising, interesting, or difficult to believe)
 'She used to be a professional singer.' 'Is that a fact?'
it's a (well-known/little-known etc) fact that
 It's a fact that most deaths from lung cancer are caused by smoking.
 I know for a fact that (=used to say that something is definitely true) she earns more than I do.
get your facts right/straight
(=make sure you are right about something)
 Mr Craig should get his facts straight before making false allegations.
 Your ability to write and argue is of little use if you get your facts wrong (=are wrong about something) .
stick to the facts
(=only say what you know is true)
hard facts
(=information that is definitely true and can be proven)
 We need hard facts not just interesting theories.
the bare facts
(=the basic details of a situation or story)
the fact (that)
used when talking about a situation and saying that it is true
 Our decision to build the museum in Hartlepool was influenced by the fact that there were no national museums in the North East.
 He refused to help me, despite the fact that I asked him several times.
given the fact (that)/in view of the fact (that)
(=used when saying that a particular fact influences your judgement about something or someone)
 Given the fact that this is their first game, I think they did pretty well.
due to the fact (that)/owing to the fact (that)
(=because)
 The school's poor exam record is largely due to the fact that it is chronically underfunded.
 The fact we didn't win when we were so close is very disappointing.
in (actual) fact
a) used when you are adding something, especially something surprising, to emphasize what you have just said
 I know the mayor really well. In fact, I had dinner with her last week.
b) used to emphasize that the truth about a situation is the opposite of what has been mentioned
 They told me it would be cheap but in fact it cost me nearly $500.
 Her teachers said she was a slow learner, whereas in actual fact she was partially deaf.
the fact (of the matter) is
spoken used when you are telling someone what is actually true in a particular situation, especially when this may be difficult to accept, or different from what people believe
 The fact of the matter is that he's just not up to the job.
the fact remains
used to emphasize that what you are saying about a situation is true and people must realize this
 The fact remains that the number of homeless people is rising daily.
【REAL EVENTS/NOT A STORY】[U]
situations, events etc that really happened and have not been invented
fiction
 Much of the novel is based on fact.
 It's a news reporter's job to separate fact from fiction .
facts and figures [plural]
the basic details, numbers etc concerning a particular situation or subject
 Here are a few facts and figures about the country.
the facts speak for themselves
used to say that the things that have happened or the things someone has done show clearly that something is true
after the fact
after something has happened or been done, especially after a mistake has been made
as a matter of factatmatter1 (4), face factsatface2 (2), in point of factatpoint1 (17)
WORD CHOICE: in fact, as a matter of fact, the fact is
Use in fact or as a matter of fact to say more about a previous statement : Antibiotics will not help. In fact, they may make symptoms worse. |The album is brilliant - their best ever, as a matter of fact.
You can also use in fact or as a matter of fact to correct what has been said : They had met but were not, in fact, friends. | 'You've never been there, have you?' 'As a matter of fact I have.'
Use the fact is to introduce your main point or to say what the real truth is : Many women are constantly dieting. The fact is, most diets do not work. |The fact is, he's just no good at his job.

1. But centuries passed before this was established as a fact.
    但是几个世纪之后,这一点才被确立为事实。

2. For though the pictures were supposed to be the work of famous artists, they had in fact been painted by Dickie.
    因为这些画名义上是名家的作品,事实上是迪基自己画的。

3. In fact they did nothing of the kind, but children were then too cowed to let them know how they really felt.
    实际上那是根本不行的。孩子们只不过被吓得不敢让父母知道自己的想法罢了。

4. We are so familiar with the fact that man ages, that people have for years assumed that the process of losing vigour with time, of becoming more likely to die the older we get, was something self-evident,
    我们对人总是要衰老的现象并不陌生,多年来就已认识到。生命随着时间流失而丧失活力,人随着年龄的增长而接近死亡,这是不言而喻的,

5. When one seriously studies the social orders that have had the opportunity to develop autonomously, the figure becomes no more than an exact and matter-of-fact observation.
    当一个人认真地研究自发形成的社会秩序时,杜威的比喻就是他实事求是观察得来的形象化的说法。

6. What they had in fact found was a ship which had been sunk many years before.
    事实上,他们发现的是另一艘沉没多年的船。

7. They required her affirmation of the fact.
    他们要求她确认这一事实。

8. The bare narration of the fact took two hours.
    仅仅叙述事实就花了两个小时。

9. The fact is recognized by observers both within the United States and abroad.
    这一事实得到美国国内外观察家的承认。

10. The rumour is without foundation in fact.
    这个谣传没有事实根据。

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