(of life)
   the human process of reproduction
   Thus breathing, eating, and growing old are not the facts of life, while conception, pregnancy, menstruation, birth, etc. are:
    I sometimes think your children are right and you don't know the facts of life. (N. Mitford, 1949)
   Sometimes shortened to the facts:
    Linda's presentation of the facts had been so gruesome that... their future chances of a sane and happy sex life [were] much reduced. (N. Mitford, 1945)
   A fact of life is an unpalatable truth.

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