matter-of-factly

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From matter-of-fact +‎ -ly

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matter-of-factly (not comparable)

  1. As though stating a fact.
    • 2002 - Sam Williams, Free as in Freedom, Epilogue
      "I took the liberty of inviting somebody else to have dinner with us," Stallman said, matter-of-factly, giving me the same cat-like smile he gave me back in that Palo Alto restaurant.
  2. As though the situation is normal and not unusual; not dramatically or fancifully.

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