Definition of Contrary to fact

1. Adjective. Going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis).

Exact synonyms: Counterfactual
Similar to: Conditional
Derivative terms: Counterfactuality

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrary To Fact

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Literary usage of Contrary to fact

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Harvard Studies in Classical Philology, Volume 93 by Harvard University (1896)
"SOME FEATURES OF THE contrary to fact CONSTRUCTION. BY JB GREENOUGH. THE construction of 'the condition contrary to fact' with its conclusion has a peculiar ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges, Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"[Here the construction is not contrary to fact, but is simply si petat, non proficiat ... Conditions Contrary to Fact 517. In the statement of a supposition ..."

3. A Junior Latin Reader by Frederick Warren Sanford, Harry Fletcher Scott (1922)
"Such a conditional sentence is said to be contrary to fact. ... In Latin, conditional sentences contrary to fact have their verbs in the imperfect ..."

4. Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb by William Watson Goodwin (1890)
"With Supposition contrary to Fact. 410. When the protasis states a present or past supposition, implying that the condition is not or teas not fulfilled, ..."

5. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1909)
"... whereas in Greek the protasis in question may be (1) a simple past condition; (2) a condition contrary to fact in present time; (3) a condition contrary ..."

6. The Advantage and Necessity of the Christian Revelation Shewn from the State by John Leland (1819)
"The scheme of those who pretend that this law it naturally and necessarily known to all men without instruction, contrary to fact and experience. ..."

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