- in actual fact;
"to be nominally but not actually independent"
"no one actually saw the shark"
"large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"
- used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly;
"you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"
"she actually spoke Latin"
"they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets"
"people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous"
- at the present moment;
"the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"
- as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis;
"actually, we all help clear up after a meal"
"actually, I haven't seen the film"
"I'm not all that surprised actually"
"she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"
- He seems to be doing nothing, but actually he is just biding his time.
- Some patients actually got worse after receiving the treatment.
With a fixed look, seeing nothing that was actually present.出自：George Eliot
I actually saw him yesterday.
The book says she died aged 47，but her actual age was 43。
‘Hello,John.Nice to meet you.’‘Actually,my name's Andy.’
I've got a new job.Actually,they've made me sales manager.
In 1900 the population of London was higher than its now.
（NOT...than actually is）
‘How did you get on with my car?'
‘Well,actually,I'm terribly sorry,I'm afraid I had a crash.’
- actually:actually adv. 实际上, 事实上, 竟然, 居然, 如今…