in reality or actuality;
"in fact, it was a wonder anyone survived"
"painters who are in fact anything but unsophisticated"
"as a matter of fact, he is several inches taller than his father"
- That is actually a cavity in the earth.
- As a matter of fact, light is a form of energy.
- As a matter of fact, I've never been there before.
- In fact the first voyage went without a hitch.
- in point of fact 实际上