in actual fact
"to be nominally but not actually independent"; "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"
actually, in reality(adverb)
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"
at the present moment
"the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"
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"
In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively.
Actually, I had nothing to do with that incident.
Etymology: actual + -ly
Neither actually nor passively. uE000105683uE001 Fuller.
Etymology: actual + -ly
in act or in fact; really; in truth; positively
Actually is the second album by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, released through Parlophone and EMI Manhattan Records in 1987. This album is also the group's third best selling album with over 4 million copies sold.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ACTUALLY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #695
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ACTUALLY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #124
Rank popularity for the word 'ACTUALLY' in Adverbs Frequency: #51
The numerical value of ACTUALLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of ACTUALLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of ACTUALLY in a Sentence
A comment that he made to me, it actually bothered me, [Stopler said] that he was gonna burn the building down with a bunch of Jews in it.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
We've found people that have started using it actually get a lot more mindful around the use of these words, that makes us happy.
I think there is little connection between the falling stock markets and the real economy, actually, economic indicators in November already showed the economy gained more momentum.
We feel like (McDonald) is different because he's actually taken the time to meet veterans and ask them what they need, but there has to be much more. Everyone in this country -- beyond us, beyond veterans -- must make sure that the people who can fix the VA stick to their promises and make it happen.
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Translations for ACTUALLY
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- в действителност, всъщностBulgarian
- en realitat, de fetCatalan, Valencian
- opravdu, skutečněCzech
- realmente, en realidad, de hecho, de veras, de veroSpanish
- در واقع, در حقیقتPersian
- varsinaisesti, itse asiassa, oikeastaanFinnish
- en fait, effectivementFrench
- davvero, realmenteItalian
- តាមពិត, តាមពិតទៅKhmer
- werkelijkheid, feitelijk, eigenlijkDutch
- for øyeblikket, virkeligheten, faktisk, reelt settNorwegian
- naprawdę, faktycznie, właściwiePolish
- na verdadePortuguese
- на самом деле, действительно, вообще-тоRussian
- dejansko, v bistvuSlovene
- verkligen, i själva verket, egentligen, faktisktSwedish
- اصل میںUrdu
- thực sựVietnamese
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