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in actuality

Definition of in actuality

  1. :  in truth —used to stress that something is true when it is different from what was believed or expected <He gave me what turned out to be, in actuality, only a copy of the original.> <I thought they just arrived, but in actuality they'd been here for an hour.>

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  1. :  the quality or state of being actual

    :  something that is actual :  fact, reality

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