as an or existing fact; really.
But the idea that he thinks this can just stop there is preposterous, not to say revolting, actually.
Wayne LaPierre, Blaming Everything but Guns Michael Tomasky December 20, 2012
While Hayek, by contrast, is more slippery and much less helpful when it comes to determining what government should actually do.
Keynes Trumps Hayek in Debate Felix Salmon November 8, 2011
Moreover, not all of the identified “rudeness” is actually rude; it’s just different customs.
Are Americans Really So Rude? Megan McArdle October 2, 2012
I actually don’t think that that’s why people read my books.
The Girls of Paris, China Sandra McElwaine June 18, 2009
“It was actually the other kid that said something,” Kristin says.
Friday Night Lights Out: The Concussion Debate Hits the Texas Youth Leagues Pete Freedman October 25, 2013
There is such an uneasiness in Paris, that we have actually a run of confidence upon us!
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
He has the soul of a merchant tailor, actually, but not the tailor’s manhood.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
Some of them were actually ill, or had at home a sick husband or a sick daughter.
The Golden House Charles Dudley Warner
In some countries it actually took the place of the old tribal dialect.
Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
And so it has actually proved to be the case with these very Commissioners.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 391, May, 1848 Various
as an actual fact; really
(as sentence modifier): actually, I haven’t seen him
(informal) a parenthetic filler used to add slight emphasis: I don’t know, actually
early 15c., “in fact, in reality” (as opposed to in possibility), from actual + -ly (2). Meaning “actively, vigorously” is from mid-15c.; that of “at this time, at present” is from 1660s. As an intensive added to a statement and suggesting “as a matter of fact, really, in truth” it is attested from 1762.
plural noun See physicals Historical Examples Nor did the disastrous discrepancy appear only in the actuals of 1868-69. The Earl of Mayo William Wilson Hunter
Insurance. a person who computes premium rates, dividends, risks, etc., according to probabilities based on statistical records. (formerly) a registrar or clerk. Contemporary Examples Social security encourages behavior which undermines the actuarial soundness of social security itself. Sorry, Folks: One Way or the Other, You’ll Never Be Able to Completely Count on Retirement Megan McArdle […]
Insurance. a person who computes premium rates, dividends, risks, etc., according to probabilities based on statistical records. (formerly) a registrar or clerk. noun (pl) -aries a person qualified to calculate commercial risks and probabilities involving uncertain future events, esp in such contexts as life assurance n. 1550s, “registrar, clerk,” from Latin actuarius “copyist, account-keeper,” from […]
Insurance. a person who computes premium rates, dividends, risks, etc., according to probabilities based on statistical records. (formerly) a registrar or clerk. Historical Examples A depositor lodged money with me, said the actuary; I entered it in the pass-book, but not in the receipt-book. A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland […]