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actually

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1 to tell the truth
  • actually, I'd rather spend the evening at home

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2 in actual fact
  • I call her Aunt Emily, but she is actually my cousin, not my aunt

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The first known use of actually was in the 15th century

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“Actually.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/actually. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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