as a matter of fact



as a matter of fact

  1. (modal) Actually, in fact.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter V, The Younger Set:
      The house of Ruthven was a small but ultra-modern limestone affair, between Madison and Fifth; a pocket-edition of the larger mansions of their friends, but with less excuse for the overelaboration since the dimensions were only twenty by a hundred. As a matter of fact its narrow ornate façade presented not a single quiet space the eyes might rest on []."



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