realities

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reality \Re*al"i*ty\ (r[-e]*[a^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), noun; pl. {Realities} (-t[i^]z). [Cf. F. r['e]alit['e], LL. realitas. See 3d {Real}, and cf. 2d {Realty}.]

1. The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.

A man fancies that he understands a critic, when in reality he does not comprehend his meaning. --Addison.

2. That which is real; an actual existence; that which is not imagination, fiction, or pretense; that which has objective existence, and is not merely an idea.

And to realities yield all her shows. --Milton.

My neck may be an idea to you, but it is a reality to me. --Beattie.

3. [See 1st {Realty}, 2.] Loyalty; devotion. [Obs.]

To express our reality to the emperor. --Fuller.

4. (Law) See 2d {Realty}, 2.


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