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Originally a 19th-century phrase which, translated from the French, means 'accomplished fact'.
Theoretically, they should be internationalised, not British-imperialised, but until the Federation of the World becomes an accomplished fact, we must accept that the most responsible Imperial Federation available is a substitute for it."
The Everton connec-tion: Sir John Moores, a former Everton chairman, got the reluctant Sir Desmond onto the board (on which he served between 1988 and 1998) -without his knowledge: ``He presented it to me as an accomplished fact ...He didn't like being refused.''
All the same, some parties, especially Saudi and Egyptian officials, are pushing hard to present Washington's U-turn on Damascus as an accomplished fact".
Our wide and varied ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds only served to prove that the melting pot of America was indeed workable and an accomplished fact. These men were from the Bronx, Brooklyn, and suburban Long Island; Duluth, Minnesota; Watervliet, New York; Bluefield, West Virginia; Omro, Wisconsin; and other towns and cities, large and small.
"When darkness fell on the 8th of August over the battlefield of the Second Army, the heaviest defeat suffered by the German Army since the beginning of the war had become an accomplished fact," was the verdict of the German Official report titled "The Catastrophe of August 8, 1918." But all wars involve defeats.
It's an accomplished fact, and we can probably do nothing about it.
I breathe easier since the renewal is accomplished fact. But laws on the books may not be laws realized on the street.
That hasn't stopped a number of writers describing them in terms that make them sound like an accomplished fact, presumably cheering up anyone with shares in Lycra but very few others.
"Our company has a reputation for taking an impossible idea and making it an accomplished fact."
This is what constitutes the basis of Barack Obama's policy, contrary to the policies that want to respectfully yield to an accomplished fact that was imposed after another accomplished fact.
While ''receiving economic cooperation and buying time'' through the conciliatory gestures, North Korea is trying to ''make the possession of nuclear arms an accomplished fact,'' he said.