as an actual or existing fact; really.
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How to use actually in a sentence
An EUA signals the FDA has actually vetted a test to some extent.The COVID-19 Charmer: How a Self-Described Felon Convinced Elected Officials to Try to Help Him Profit From the Pandemic | by Vianna Davila, Jeremy Schwartz and Lexi Churchill | September 25, 2020 | ProPublica
We’ll have to wait and see how well Amazon’s service actually performs via the browser.Believe it or not, the house drone is not Amazon’s most interesting new feature | Aaron Pressman | September 25, 2020 | Fortune
Though approval doesn’t necessarily mean the plants will actually be built or become operational.China pledges to be carbon neutral—but remains addicted to coal | Naomi Xu Elegant | September 24, 2020 | Fortune
Still, I had never heard a mayor or city official state openly that aldermen weren’t actually legislators — that is, not until this month.When Is a Meeting Not a Meeting and a Lawmaker Not a Lawmaker? When It’s Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago. | by Mick Dumke | September 24, 2020 | ProPublica
Get credit card points you’ll actually useI love the feeling of racking up credit card points, then using them on a free flight home to see my family.Save money during the pandemic with these tech-savvy solutions | Whitson Gordon | September 23, 2020 | Popular-Science
Have you looked around the American Dental Association website for an explanation of how fluoridation actually works?
And, in the case of fluoride, at least, that doubt might actually be justified.
The program has not made a final selection on which upgrades will actually be included in future versions of the F-35.
That would truly be a milestone to celebrate—until you see what that record “diversity” actually means.
One wants speech to be free, but one doesn't actually want to hear it.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It seems very strange that I shall actually know Liszt at last, after hearing of him so many years.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
She had left her chair, meaning to go indoors and prepare for supper before Tony actually arrived.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
On January 10, 1813, came the news that the Prussians had actually gone over to the enemy.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
In the meanwhile, Planner grew actually enamoured of the Pantamorphica Association.
I am in favour of no one paying rates unless he has children actually at a Board School.
British Dictionary definitions for actually
as an actual fact; really
(as sentence modifier): actually, I haven't seen him
informal a parenthetic filler used to add slight emphasis: I don't know, actually
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