Physical Fact

Physical Fact

In the law of evidence, an event having a corporeal existence, as distinguished from a mere conception of the mind; one that is visible, audible, or tangible, such as the sound of footsteps or impressions made by human feet on the ground.

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1] The physical fact, to which it is here attempted to give a moral signification, has been known to occur in more than one instance.
She was astonished, not by the spiritual fact that such bruise had been administered by the one she loved most in the world, but by the sheer physical fact that an instant's pressure had inflicted so much damage.
The ultimate physical facts of their relation were something which they never considered.
It has happened to me once to be talking to a man whose fate was affected by physical facts of that kind.
Opinion and assertion can refuse to believe physical fact.
Yet the way "Denial" treats the physical fact of Auschwitz as if it could prove something--the way it merges the evidentiary and the mythic--indicates that the film's basic dramatic sense isn't all there.
Tibbalds identified a physical fact that should have been obvious but which had been obscured by decades of highway engineering and indiscriminate building: that Birmingham city centre is on top of a hill.
The physical fact of the Blue Book itself answers the question.
Modelled loosely on Marx's analysis of the commodity in Capital, it begins with a discussion of the home as a physical fact, which leads to a discussion of the construction industry and construction work, which leads to a consideration of neighbourhoods and urban planning, which leads to an excursus on attempts at housing alternatives, which leads, finally, to a call to abandon reform and abolish capitalism as a whole.
The physical fact of dawn is just the glow of change from more to less, another step to entropy.
An abstract graph, drawn with ink on paper, fitted onto an oblong support, and roughly leaned against the wall at approximately the height of a person, the work documents brain activity during a sleep sequence of eight hours that has been condensed to the graphic representation of no more than thirty minutes: not images from a dream, that is, but the physical fact of sleep that has been compressed and intensified.
During the course of 2011, it finally dawned upon me that circulation theory, which I had been taught as a student, was not simply a mathematical model, but was physical fact.