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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_701_zactuallyac‧tu‧al‧ly /ˈæktʃuəli, -tʃəli/ ●●● S1 W1 adverb  1 [sentence adverb]IN FACT 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 IN FACTused 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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actuallyHe may look 30, but he's actually 45.It turns out that one of the children I thought was a girl was actually a boy.The little-known sea wasp, in spite of its name, is actually a jellyfish.But don't forget that you only pay interest on the amount you actually borrow.The Washington summit actually eliminated major causes of tension, and promised to inaugurate a new world structure.Unemployment has actually fallen for the past two months.What actually happened eight thousand to ten thousand years ago to end the hunter-gatherer chapter in human history?Whether they are actually his desires, or those of the devil, must remain speculation.Did he actually hit you or just threaten you?Of these, only four were actually put on trial by the army, and three were acquitted by military judges.Consequently these areas are the first to exhibit extra fat and the last to actually reduce.I don't actually remember it all that well.Actually, that was the best part of the whole trip.Well, actually, you still owe me $200.
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