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fact of life

any aspect of human existence that must be acknowledged or regarded as unalterable:
Old age is a fact of life.
facts of life, the facts concerning sex, reproduction, and birth:
to teach children the facts of life.
Origin of fact of life
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Their statement now describes an ordinary fact of life.
  • To hijack a word--marriage--that so clearly represents a naturally observable fact of life makes no sense.
  • Everything in the universe undergoes change, it is a fact of life.
  • The danger from avalanches is a fact of life for snowmobilers.
  • Lawbreaking companies and marauding journalists are a fact of life: they should be punished.
  • It is a fact of life that the tools of biotechnology do not come cheap.
  • Trying to fight this fact of life is completely pointless.
  • Governments are a fact of life or to some a necessary evil.
  • It's a sad fact of life that the history of war is inherent in humanity itself.
  • Whatever else it is, suicide is a common fact of life.

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