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fact (1 now used only in phrases such as ‘after the fact’, ‘before the fact’)
1. deed, esp. evil deed, crime 1H6 IV. i. 30 “this was infamous,” Mac. III. vi. 10 “damned fact!,” Lucr. 349.
2. “in the fact,” in the very act 2H6 II. i. 171.
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.6
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
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