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Adverb: actually  ak-ch(oo-)u-lee
  1. In actual fact
    "no one actually saw the shark"; "large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"; "to be nominally but not actually independent";
    - really
  2. 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";
    - in reality
  3. At present
    "the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"
  4. Used 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"

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