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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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
This is industry and advocates coming together unanimously, customers deserve to know the price they will actually pay for a service and to be fully aware of other components such as data limits and performance factors before they sign up for service.
What I was referring to yesterday in the press conference were very few studies -- some two or three studies that had been published that actually try to follow asymptomatic cases, so people who are infected, over time, and then look at all of their contacts and see how many additional people were infected, and that's a very small subset of studies. So I was responding to a question at the press conference. I wasn't stating a policy of WHO or anything like that.
She's the daughter of the President, but, putting that aside, she's actually one of the highest-ranking women in the White House... there are a number of places in which she could be making an impact, but we are seeing that this administration is the worst for women that I've seen in my lifetime.
I’ll admit it actually made me smile really big, i was like, ‘Well, it’s for me, everyone.'.
There is a danger in just the presence of those people, you could actually wipe out the population that is so attractive.
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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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