real live

idiom

: actual
used for emphasis when speaking of a person as opposed to a recorded voice, a machine, etc.
I finally got to talk to a real live person.

Examples of real live in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is there always a real live human editing and supervising output? Graham Glass, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 The moment began with host Jimmy Kimmel reminding the audience of an important piece of Oscars history, when a real live streaker interrupted a presenter during the 1974 ceremony. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 11 Mar. 2024 In contrast to Them! — released that same year — real live ants in full Technicolor swarming people adds to the ick factor, but not necessarily the drama. Sarah Sprague, EW.com, 19 Oct. 2023 And this is the first real live performance that’s ever been put out. Chris Willman, Variety, 26 Nov. 2023 Many say that African countries are playing a dangerous game – quite possibly with real live ammunition. Paul Tilsley, Fox News, 29 July 2023 The Cincinnati Zoo sometimes brings the real live Lucille the Bearcat as an ambassador to UC games. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 25 May 2023 Consumers can engage in personal conversations with virtual or real live experts. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 Maybe the Dodgers are on the verge of acquiring a real live closer. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2021

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“Real live.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/real%20live. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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