ACTUAL's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of actual
Definition:
a. true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current
Example:
And the defense secretary retraced what he called the actual history of how the U.S. got involved in Iraq.
Sentence in Classic:
At most, by an alms given to a beggar whose blessing he fled from, he might hope wearily to win for himself some measure of actual grace.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The reader will excuse me if I conceal the date or any other fact by which he might trace the actual occurrence.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He did not realize it, because it was too terrible to him to realize his actual position, and he shut down and locked and sealed up in his heart that secret place where lay hid his feelings towards his family, that is, his wife and son.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had noticed often that even in actual praise technique was opposed to essential quality, as though one could paint well something that was bad.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He was glad of a chance to be alone to recover from the influence of ordinary actual life, which had already depressed his happy mood.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The nearer they got to the hollow the less they could see but the more they felt the nearness of the actual battlefield.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
We cannot grasp what connection such circumstances have with the actual fact of slaughter and violence: why because the Duke was wronged, thousands of men from the other side of Europe killed and ruined the people of Smolensk and Moscow and were killed by them.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Only in the very highest circles were attempts made to keep in mind the difficulties of the actual position.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It would be difficult and even impossible to imagine any result more opportune than the actual outcome of this battle.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I should have been extremely happy, Copperfield, to have limited these charges to the actual expenditure out of pocket, but it is an irksome incident in my professional life, that I am not at liberty to consult my own wishes.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context