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Definitions of actually

  1. at the present moment; "the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly; "you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"; "she actually spoke Latin"; "they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"; "people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. in actual fact; "to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis; "actually, we all help clear up after a meal"; "actually, I haven't seen the film"; "I'm not all that surprised actually"; "she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Actively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. In reality; truly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for actually

  1. And she actually answered: " Yes it does." – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  2. I was actually beginning to wonder that I should have taken it all so much to heart. – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
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