What does the word reality mean?

Usage examples for reality

  1. Daily, too, I see that there is no true poetry but in reality." – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  2. Standing thus, they waited- an age, to the girl, in reality only a few seconds. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  3. I welcome the reality,- by heaven I do, for only in heaven is there justice for me! – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams