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  • a  presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
    the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
    actual and imagined conditions
  • s  taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
    we saw the actual wedding on television
    filmed the actual beating
  • s  being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    her actual motive
  • s  existing in act or fact
    rocks and trees...the actual world
    actual heroism
    the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced
  • s  being or existing at the present moment
    the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West

  • Your argument would be more persuasive if you showed actual concern over the lawbreakers still in office while you only seek to admonish one no longer in power.
  • First, there are joint resolutions, which are approved by both houses of Congress and can be as serious as real bills, with actual outcomes like appropriating emergency funds .
  • This is actual job-loss data.
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  • Sarah Palin in USA Today
    I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer - except that you have actual responsibilities,said Palin, once the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.
  • Keith Urban in Forbes
    In actual fact, my pursuer came to my assistance, without taking photos, and helped me from the road,Urban said. "I returned home, got my car, and continued on my way."
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    There'sa reason why even in the midst of this economic crisis, you've seen actual increases in investment flows here into the United States,Mr. Obama told reporters. "I think it'sa recognition that the stability not only of our economic...

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