From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin point of factin point of factformal used when saying that something is true, although it may seem unlikelyWe were assured that the prisoners were being well treated, when in point of fact they were living in terrible conditions. →point
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in point of fact• It was clearly something more than a meremortalstorm and in point of fact Juno was back of it.• Many people believe surgery is the only answer. In point of fact, a change in diet is often enough.• Comrade Preobrazhensky preachesabstraction from politics but in point of fact, apart from politics, there is absolutely nothing in the work.• Congar had in point of factexpressed himself cautiously enough, yet several of his books were proscribed.• This has, in point of fact, always struck me as behaviourverging on the pathological.• What do I say, in point of fact?