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 Meanings and Examples of ACTUAL
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actual
 a.  true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  There is, I think, no chance that they will proceed to any actual violence against their prisoners.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
2  In the actual sex-thrill within the body, the sisters nearly succumbed to the strange male power.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
3  He was not in actual touch with anybody, save, traditionally, with Wragby, and, through the close bond of family defence, with Emma.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
4  But there was no touch, no actual contact.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
5  'I don't see a bit of connexion with the actual violets,' she said.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
6  But the actual thing itself is nothing to them, a bit distasteful.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
7  Their actual speed, heightened by some dread of the conclusion, made the road appear but half as long as on the day before.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 12
8  This was not the repose of actual stagnation, but the apparent repose of incredible slowness.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
9  Although from the vale it appeared but as a wart on an Atlantean brow, its actual bulk was great.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
10  Its nearness was such that, notwithstanding its actual smallness, its glow infinitely transcended theirs.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
11  The heather and peat stratum overhung the brow of the pit in mats, hiding the actual verge.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
12  On such occasions as this a thousand ideas pass through a highly charged woman's head; and they indicate themselves on her face; but the changes, though actual, are minute.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
13  But Thomasin's imagination being so actively engaged elsewhere, the night and the weather had for her no terror beyond that of their actual discomfort and difficulty.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
14  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
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
15  I told some of you last Thursday of the principles of the Time Machine, and showed you the actual thing itself, incomplete in the workshop.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
Example Sentence: (173 in 12 pages)
16  A center of actual rotation as well as rotational symmetry may be called gyration center.
17  Officials admit the actual number of AIDS victims is much higher than statistics reflect.
18  The actual nest is a work of art.
19  Both deny conspiring to cause actual bodily harm.
20  We use the word 'hardware' to describe the actual machine.
21  The segments are filmed using either local actors or the actual people involved.
22  The documentary intersperses graphical animations with film clips of the actual event.
23  First we need to identify actual and potential problems.
24  The actual demands set out in the document are small beer indeed.
25  Classroom activities here would prepare the learners to recognize the relevant co-occurrences and correlations as they occur in actual use.
26  We learned by actual experience that practice makes perfect.
27  The next two items refer to actual expenditures incurred, rather than estimated needs.
28  The constant should be adjusted to reflect fairly the nature of the actual work involved.
29  It also changed the monitoring period for ozone to better reflect actual air quality.
30  Therefore it's impossible to estimate the actual value of the deal.