Definition of 'reality'
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My worst nightmare has become a reality. The Sun (2016)Working life has given us a reality check. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The harsh realities of winning and exercising power don't appeal to the far left. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was my doing, but it came from perception rather than reality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's hard for us to accept this reality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The cruel reality you face of a life without the man you love is further compounded by a world that keeps on turning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I remember feeling physically exhausted and the reality of the situation became clear. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So is he to blame for introducing reality TV here? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The reality star has admitted inhaling two of them. The Sun (2013)Do not expect that numbers in your balance sheet can protect you from harsh economic reality. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)We have to get used to the financial reality rather than an imagined one. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We need to accept that new reality and embrace those people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We have to face reality and work harder. The Sun (2014)Sometimes we manage to ignore unpleasant realities by simply refusing to acknowledge that they are happening. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)Turning dreams into reality is something all entrepreneurs attempt to do with varying degrees of success. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet his business brain knows the stark reality of the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Man only becomes aware of reality when it is shown to him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can give plans a reality check and know which to push into action. The Sun (2012) In reality the companies face little or no competition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In reality it was rather more disjointed than that. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)They are gradually coming to accept the reality of their different needs and feelings. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)Tell your husband he must take his head out of the sand and face up to reality. The Sun (2010)To me the appearance does say something about the reality. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They do not go into the realities of the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But there is much to do before all this can become a reality. Times, Sunday Times (2006)What it really is is a reality check. Christianity Today (2000)But she did enjoy her time on the reality competition at the time. The Sun (2013)Life's harsh realities are setting in. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What begins as childish curiosity turns into unpleasant, adult reality. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)The celebrity reality TV circus is a curious thing. Times, Sunday Times (2010)OH, to be a reality star. The Sun (2012)She now works as a model and reality TV star. The Sun (2014)Soap actors and reality stars packed the US entertainer's funeral in a flamboyant ceremony. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'reality'
British English: reality /rɪˈælɪtɪ/ NOUN
You use reality to refer to real things or the real nature of things rather than imagined or invented.
He was confusing fiction and reality.
- American English: reality
- Arabic: وَاقِع
- Brazilian Portuguese: realidade
- Chinese: 真实
- Croatian: stvarnost
- Czech: realita
- Danish: virkelighed
- Dutch: realiteit
- European Spanish: realidad
- Finnish: todellisuus
- French: réalité
- German: Realität
- Greek: πραγματικότητα
- Italian: realtà
- Japanese: 現実
- Korean: 현실
- Norwegian: virkelighet
- Polish: rzeczywistość
- European Portuguese: realidade
- Romanian: realitate
- Russian: реальность
- Spanish: realidad
- Swedish: verklighet
- Thai: ความจริง
- Turkish: gerçeklik
- Ukrainian: реальність
- Vietnamese: thực tế
Definition of reality from the Collins English Dictionary
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