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Definition of "matter-of-factness" [matter-of-factness]

  • The property of behaving in a matter-of-fact manner. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "matter-of-factness" in a sentence
  • "The awakening of this homosexuality is contemplated with a restraint, maturity and matter-of-factness that seems absent from the media and the public sphere, where the military can't easily shake Victorian protocol, where the states form a patchwork quilt of conflicting same-sex marriage laws, where gay teens make headlines when they're beaten or suicidal."
  • "Most readers will chuckle at the matter-of-factness in Scieszka's description; an astute reader might also notice the fact that the mother prefers "passing gas" to, say, "flatulence.""
  • "How the writer, in particular, creates the narrative, finds the words, creates the mood to capture the reality of that moment with a clarity almost beyond real … anchored in the everydayness of the act, the matter-of-factness of thought and thoughtlessness."