Actual in a sentence

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Definition of Actual

  • Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; -- opposed to potential possible virtual speculative conceivable theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion.
  • In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.
  • Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.
  • presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible

How to use actual in a sentence. Actual pronunciation.

When Saturday came the state of things at "Runnymede" had undergone no change whatever; Emmeline still waited for a moment of courage, and Mumford, though he did not relish the prospect, began to think it more than probable that Miss Derrick would hold her ground until her actual marriage with Mr. Bowling.
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Not till after her actual marriage should the people at home know what had become of her.
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Mumford felt a trifle ashamed to make the necessary declaration; at the outside, even with expenses of painting and papering, their actual damage could not be estimated at more than fifty pounds, and even Emmeline did not wish to save appearances by making an excessive demand.
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These scholastic, grammatical, rhetorical, and logical subtleties were decidedly out of consonance with the times, never had any connection with and never were encountered in actual life.
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They are full of delicate character-analysis, both of men and of dogs; they clearly revealed, even in their melancholy humour, the actual condition of the serfs.
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Tell me why it is that even when we are enjoying music, for instance, or a fine evening, or a conversation with sympathetic people, it all seems an intimation of some measureless happiness existing apart somewhere rather than actual happiness such, I mean, as we ourselves are in possession of?
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Here the author gives us the life he knew best by actual experience and the life best suited to his natural gifts of sympathetic interpretation.
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Every single one of his later novels is a footnote to actual circumstance; with any other author, we should say, for example, that his accounts of the thoughts that pass in a murderer's mind immediately before he assassinates his victim were the fantastical emanation of a diseased brain, and could never have taken place; one cannot do that in Dostoevski's case, for one is certain that he is drawing on his Siberian reservoir of fact.
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Now with the French, their heroes are real heroes, they talk and act unlike men in actual life.
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It is a tedious, inartistic novel, with none of the relief that would exist in actual life.
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A trustful Christian, whose heart had been deeply touched with thoughts of religion, was one day thinking and pondering and wishing that he might be more truly convinced of the actual existence of the Holy Spirit.
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With no dependence for their daily bread but the benefactions of one and another person, sometimes entire strangers, they never knew what it was to suffer actual want, nor did Frances ever believe that her friend would forget her.
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Such are the actual facts; and not all novels have for a base so telling a situation.
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A suspicion awoke in her that Tarrant, surprised by her seeming familiarity with current literature, was craftily testing the actual quality of her education.
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Yet her actual goodness of heart saved her from ever feeling ashamed of the Morgans.
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In Timon the intellectual bankruptcy is obvious enough: Shakespear tried once too often to make a play out of the cheap pessimism which is thrown into despair by a comparison of actual human nature with theoretical morality, actual law and administration with abstract justice, and so forth.
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He was not stupid either: if his class limitations and a profession that cut him off from actual participation in great affairs of State had not confined his opportunities of intellectual and political training to private conversation and to the Mermaid Tavern, he would probably have become one of the ablest men of his time instead of being merely its ablest playwright.
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In seizing on these two points Mr Harris has made so sure a stroke, and placed his evidence so featly that there is nothing left for me to do but to plead that the second is sounder than the first, which is, I think, marked by the prevalent mistake as to Shakespear's social position, or, if you prefer it, the confusion between his actual social position as a penniless tradesman's son taking to the theatre for a livelihood, and his own conception of himself as a gentleman of good family.
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It leaves him no actual duties except to himself, and it opens a superb field to one of brain and courage.
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They were to learn, so far as they are capable of learning, that the American Regular makes tactics as he needs them; that the rules of war established by pen soldiers do not form the basis of actual operations in the field; that theories must go to the wall before the stern logic of irrefutable facts; and that deductions based on the drill-made automatons of European armies are not applicable to an army composed of American Volunteer Regulars, led by our trained officers.
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Examples of Actual

Example #1
Whether that unknown person would discharge the debt his betrothed was incurring seemed an altogether uncertain matter.
Example #2
Louise, in the meantime, kept quiet as a mouse-so strangely quiet, indeed, that Emmeline's prophetic soul dreaded some impending disturbance, worse than any they had yet suffered.
Example #3
She was marrying with utter disregard of all her dearest ambitions all the same, she had rather be the wife of Cobb than of anyone else.
Example #4
The position seemed romantic and enjoyable.
Example #5
The one costly object in the room-the piano-was practically uninjured, and sundry other pieces of furniture could easily be restored; for Cobb and his companion, as amateur firemen, had by no means gone recklessly to work.
Example #6
Cobb had written from Bristol, a week after the accident, formally requesting a statement of the pecuniary loss which the Mumfords had suffered; he was resolved to repay them, and would do so, if possible, as soon as he knew the sum.