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.


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Their statement now describes an ordinary fact of life.
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  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.
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