actually

  • 1Actually — Студийный альбом Pet Shop Boys …

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  • 2Actually — puede referirse a: La palabra de la lengua inglesa traducible por de hecho o realmente , aunque es muy frecuente su errónea traducción por el faux ami actualmente. Expresiones usadas en ciencias políticas: Actually existing socialism (socialismo… …

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  • 3actually — is one of a number of words, like definitely, really, surely, etc., which are used freely as emphasizers, either in relation to words or phrases • (Often it wasn t actually a railway station but a special stopping place in the middle of nowhere… …

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  • 4Actually — Ac tu*al*ly, adv. 1. Actively. [Obs.] Neither actually . . . nor passively. Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. In act or in fact; really; in truth; positively. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5actually — index de facto Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6actually — (adv.) early 15c., in fact, in reality (as opposed to in possibility), from ACTUAL (Cf. actual) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning actively, vigorously is from mid 15c.; that of at this time, at present is from 1660s. As an intensive added to a statement …

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  • 7actually — [adj] truly real, existent absolutely, as a matter of fact, de facto, genuinely, indeed, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, in truth, literally, really, veritably, very; concept 582 …

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  • 8actually — ► ADVERB 1) as the truth or facts of a situation. 2) as a matter of fact; even …

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  • 9actually — [ak′cho͞o əl ē, ak′sho͞oəl ē; ] often [, ak′chə lē, akshəlē] adv. as a matter of actual fact; really …

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  • 10actually — adverb 1 (sentence adverb) spoken used when you are giving an opinion or adding new information to what you have just said: I ve known Barbara for years. Since we were babies, actually. | I do actually think that things have improved. | We had… …

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  • 11actually — [[t]æ̱ktʃuəli[/t]] ♦ 1) ADV: ADV before v, ADV group (emphasis) You use actually to indicate that a situation exists or happened, or to emphasize that it is true. One afternoon, I grew bored and actually fell asleep for a few minutes... Interest… …

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  • 12actually — ac|tu|al|ly [ æktʃuəli ] adverb *** 1. ) used for emphasizing what is really true or what really happened: I need to talk to the person who actually made the application. We ve exchanged e mails but we ve never actually met. There s a big… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13actually */*/*/ — UK [ˈæktʃuəlɪ] / US adverb 1) used for emphasizing what is really true or what really happened I need to talk to the person who actually made the application. We ve spoken on the phone but we ve never actually met. There s a big difference… …

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  • 14actually — ac|tu|al|ly W1S1 [ˈæktʃuəli, tʃəli] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] spoken used to add new information to what you have just said, to give your opinion, or to start a new conversation ▪ I ve known Barbara for years. Since we were babies, actually. ▪… …

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  • 15actually*/*/*/ — [ˈæktʃuəli] adv 1) used for emphasizing what is really true or what really happened We ve spoken on the phone but we ve never actually met.[/ex] 2) used for emphasizing that something is surprising I think she actually agreed to go out with… …

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  • 16actually — adverb Date: 15th century 1. in act or in fact ; really < nominally but not actually independent Karl Loewenstein > < won t actually arrive for an hour > 2. in point of fact used to suggest something unexpected …

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