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
President Donald Trump and critics have candidates and foreign adversaries actively seeking to leverage any problem, no matter how small, to reduce voter's confidence in the system, to delegitimize this election. Most election officials across the country are on high alert making sure and double checking that problems don't occur -- and it's actually pretty impressive given how many new options for mail-in voting that there are, that there aren't more problems.
What I find is a lot of clinicians provide a lot of information to patients during visits, then the actual discussion where a decision needs to be made, that’s actually a very small portion of the whole visit.
At the planning level, it's not theoretical. It's very practical, looking at geographic locations, road networks, airfields, places where we can actually establish these hubs.
I actually temper John, i have John Bolton and I have other people that are a little more dovish than John Bolton and ultimately I make the decision.
In order to get someone off their opioids you need to duplicate that feeling of satisfaction, of comfort and that you do with the THC, on the other part you need the CBD to actually effect the inflammatory condition that is causing the actual pain.
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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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