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actually

adverb
     
ac‧tu‧al‧ly S1 W1
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.
Actually, on second thoughts, I don't think I want to go out tonight.
2 used to emphasize the real or exact truth of a situation, rather than what people may think:
What time are you actually leaving?
Labor costs have actually fallen.
Disappointed? No, actually I'm rather glad.

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