facty

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fact +‎ -y

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facty

  1. (dated, informal) Consisting principally of facts
    • 1883 November 2, Pall Mall Gazette, page 5 i, as cited in the Oxford English Dictionary, 1st edition, volume 4, published 1901, page 15:
      A 'facty' article on 'The Political Condition of Spain'.
    • 1931, C.S. Lewis, The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis[1], volume 2, pages 9:
      The attribution is probably wrong, said Thomas, but the tradition of his being a painter was interesting if we considered the specially artistic character of the 3rd gospel, as against the purely facty nature of the other two synoptics, or the mystical nature of the 4th.

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