Origin of actually
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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.
What they actually mean by that is, you know, he actually knows some people that are poor.
You can still get your license at the court—just not actually get married there.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In captivity, having no web, it actually flees before its prey, and has not the resolution to confront a fly.The Insect|Jules Michelet
The very weight of accumulating strata may either have aided or actually caused the sinking of the long, relatively narrow trough.Geology|William J. Miller
Though much of the ground is bare in the desert, the plants are actually crowded together as closely as possible.The Red Man's Continent|Ellsworth Huntington
What a fool I had been not to have actually made the removal of them a sine qua non before I signed the contract!Man and Maid|Elinor Glyn
All336 these inferences are natural enough, and all have been actually drawn.Villainage in England|Paul Vinogradoff
- as an actual fact; really
- (as sentence modifier)actually, I haven't seen him
early 15c., "in fact, in reality" (as opposed to in possibility), from actual + -ly (2). Meaning "actively, vigorously" is from mid-15c.; that of "at this time, at present" is from 1660s. As an intensive added to a statement and suggesting "as a matter of fact, really, in truth" it is attested from 1762.