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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmatter-of-factˌmatter-of-ˈfact adjective  EMOTIONALshowing no emotion when you are talking about something exciting, frightening, upsetting etcmatter-of-fact about Jan was surprisingly matter-of-fact about her divorce.matter-of-fact voice/tone Use a matter-of-fact tone when disciplining your children.matter-of-factly adverb
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matter-of-factThere was something practical, matter-of-fact about the boy.He was also more than a little scandalised at the girl's matter-of-fact acceptance of what had happened.But even in the most matter-of-fact and determined plans there was always an element of unreality.The condom advertising campaign is going to be very straightforward and as matter-of-fact as possible.This may be by way of theory, or on more matter-of-fact lines about technique or such questions as composition.It was matter-of-fact, the way some one might say it looks like rain.A spokesman listed the casualties in a detached, matter-of-fact tone of voice.There cancer is not feared and dreaded, but is treated in a matter-of-fact way as an everyday occurrence.We were surprised at the matter-of-fact way Judith described her husband's death.When pressed he would explain the secret of his success, in a shy, matter-of-fact way.She spoke of death in a calm, matter-of-fact way.matter-of-fact voice/toneAbout D and M, in a bright little matter-of-fact voice.He picked up the sheet of paper and began to read in a slow, matter-of-fact voice.He spoke it all in a very matter-of-fact voice.Arthur Ransome illustrates how a matter-of-fact tone can match the no-nonsense approach of children; and so on.
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