actually actually  /ˈæk tʃə wə li/


  1. (adv) in actual fact
  2. (adv) used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
  3. (adv) at the present moment
  4. (adv) as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis



  1. After purchasing the camera, which is actually more like renting, you return it to CVS for processing, starting at $10.
  2. Because we actually did not shoot the movie there.
  3. As a consequence, our agriculture sector actually is contributing more greenhouse gases than our transportation sector.


  1. 13 Things That Seem Like Scams But Are Actually Really Great

    Some things actually do live up to the hype.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Insider via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Sound Off: Governor has actually gone too far

    The governor has actually gone too far this time. Now he wants to take your license away for texting. I understand texting is a very serious offense when you're driving but does he realize the repercussions? People are going to be losing their jobs because they cannot get to work; cannot take their kids to after school activities; cannot take them to sports events or nothing like that. This guy ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

  3. Kimmelmania: If we ever actually get a...

    If we ever actually get a ridiculous starchitect-style Penn Station in the place of Madison Square Garden, we will have the Times archicritic Michael Kimmelman to thank/blame for starting the whole "limit the renewal terms of the arena's expired permit...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

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  1. "She's a good player. I mean, I've actually thought she would get through in the early rounds. I'm not surprised that I'm playing her," Williams said of Kvitova. "She is lefty. She's really, really good."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Serena Williams Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "There is simply no case for the pressure that we, who have been among the lowest emitters per capita, face to actually reduce emissions," Ramesh said to Clinton at a conference on climate change in Gurgaon, near New Delhi, on July 19. "And...
    on Jul 21, 2009 By: Jairam Ramesh Source: TIME

  3. "This would have been a great final, actually," Germany's Lukas Podolski said Tuesday night. "We want revenge for 2008. When you are in a final, you want to win. We still think about that defeat, and it still hurts. We want to reach the...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Lukas Podolski Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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