Definition of 'matter-of-fact'
Example sentences containing 'matter of fact'
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This is a contradiction in matters of fact; others trouble the connection between fact and reputation. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)
His approach involves massive research combined with a matter-of-fact storytelling style. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The matter-of-fact tone gives these accounts their particular emotive power. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The effect is heightened by their matter-of-fact tone. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Instead his demise is spoken of in a matter-of-fact way. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Be very direct and use a matter-of-fact tone. The Sun (2006)He came across very well in a matter-of-fact way that instilled a lot of confidence. Broken Lives (1993)He says this in a very straightforward, matter-of-fact manner. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The matter was conducted in typical, matter-of-fact style. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When she speaks about him, it is with a puzzled yet matter-of-fact tone. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There he reviewed his intellectual progress, in a matter-of-fact way. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)It is unsettling, all the more so because of the matter-of-fact tone. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For me, track days are addictive in a matter-of-fact sort of way. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In his matter-of-fact tone, this was a little too much to swallow. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)Although a love question is asked in a matter-of-fact way, the feelings are deep. The Sun (2011)He took a silver flask out of his pocket in a matter-of-fact way, and filled its cup with something. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)He was not seeking consolation, merely confiding how he saw his chances in a manner so matter-of-fact it was chilling. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Translations for 'matter-of-fact'
British English: matter-of-fact ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person as matter-of-fact, you mean that they show no emotions.
He was doing his best to give her the news in a matter-of-fact way.
Definition of matter-of-fact from the Collins English Dictionary
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