factuality factuality

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being actual or based on fact

Usage(s):

  1. I can't vouch for the factuality of the Strait of Hormuz dustup, but I have no doubt about what Iran's ruling clerics want: Shari'a and the rule of the caliphate.
  2. This book has the rare and immensely appealing quality of combining factuality and breadth of understanding with the truest instincts of patriotism.
  3. But when he describes a desperate journey on a sinking ship, he exemplifies his talent for hard factuality in a handsome style.

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  • "The truth of a metaphorical narrative is not dependent on its factuality," Borg says. "It emphasizes what the stories mean, not did they happen."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Marcus Borg Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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