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ipso facto -- (Latin)
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  • If tried in both criminal and civil court, acquittal in criminal court does not mean ipso facto acquittal in the civil court.
  • I reckon he thinks my living alone in New York is ipso facto living in sin.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • But witchcraft is ipso facto, on its face and by its nature, an invisible crime, is it not?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • A word which was difficult to utter, or was liable to be incorrectly heard, was held to be ipso facto a bad word: occasionally therefore, for the sake of euphony, extra letters were inserted into a word or an archaic formation was retained.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • When to defend his affection tooth and nail, to persist with headlong force in impassioned attentions to her, was all he thought of, he was condemned ipso facto as a professor of the accepted school of morals.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • For such dealing with criminals, white or black, the South had no machinery, no adequate jails or reformatories; its police system was arranged to deal with blacks alone, and tacitly assumed that every white man was ipso facto a member of that police.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • In America every practitioner of any branch of the healing art, even a chiropodist or an osteopath, is a doctor /ipso facto/, but in England, as we have seen, a good many surgeons lack the title and it is not common in the lesser ranks.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • When a public functionary is impeached before an English or a French political tribunal, and is found guilty, the sentence deprives him ipso facto of his functions, and it may pronounce him to be incapable of resuming them or any others for the future.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • —Do you intend that now, the squat student said, as IPSO FACTO or, let us say, as so to speak?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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