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actual

adjective absolute, accurate, as represented, ascertained, authentic, authenticated, bona fide, categorically true, certain, concrete, correct, de facto, decided, defined, definite, demonstrable, demonstrated, determinate, essential, exact, existent, existing, factual, faithful, genuine, honest, in fact, ipse, literal, nonabstract, not fictitious, not imaginary, not merely supposed, official, palpable, positive, precise, present, real, right, rightful, specific, substantial, substantive, true, true to the facts, true to the letter, truthful, unerring, unerroneous, unfallacious, unfalse, unimagined, unimpeachable, unmistaken, unrefuted, unsupposed, valid, veracious, veritable, verus, well-founded, well-grounded
Associated concepts: actual authority, actual bailment, actual book value, actual case or controversy, actual cash receipts, actual cash value, actual damages, actual delivery, actual earnings, actual eviction, actual expense, actual force, accual fraud, actual income, actual intent, actual intent to deeraud, actual knowledge, actual loss, actual malice, actual market value, actual notice, actual occupancy, actual possession, actual residence, actual use, actual value, actual waste, actually engaged in business, actually occupied, accually owing, actually owning, actually receive, fair, fair reaaonable cash price, reasonable cash price
See also: absolute, accurate, authentic, bona fide, certain, clear, conclusive, corporeal, de facto, definite, documentary, factual, genuine, honest, material, objective, peremptory, physical, positive, real, realistic, substantive, tangible, true, unalienable

ACTUAL. Real; actual.
     2. Actual notice. One which has been expressly given by which knowledge of a fact has been brought home to a party directly ; it is opposed to constructive notice.
     3. Actual admissions. Those which are expressly made; they are plenary or partial. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4405.
     4. An actual escape takes place when a prisoner in fact gets out of prison, and unlawfully regains his liberty. Vide Escape.

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But the outward tendencies around him have proved too powerful for his inward nature, and have drawn him into the arena of political tumult, there to contend at disadvantage, whether front to front, or side by side, with the brawny giants of actual life.
The mixed constitution will be stable if it represents the actual balance of power between different classes in the state.
We wanted to teach them to study actual things instead of mere books alone.
It was as if two pictures, the scene of my dream, and my actual surroundings, had been blended, one overlying the other, until the former, gradually fading, disappeared, and I was broad awake in the deserted cabin, entirely and tranquilly conscious of my situation.
13) as analysed by Proclus was very similar to Vergil's version in "Aeneid" ii, comprising the episodes of the wooden horse, of Laocoon, of Sinon, the return of the Achaeans from Tenedos, the actual Sack of Troy, the division of spoils and the burning of the city.
The character of Meno, like that of Critias, has no relation to the actual circumstances of his life.
The actual state of this cracked, twisted, and burst disc abundantly proves this.
It presents to the author's mind, and through him to the minds of his readers, all the elements of human experience and life (drawing from his actual experience or his reading).
The primitive non-cognitive element in desire seems to be a push, not a pull, an impulsion away from the actual, rather than an attraction towards the ideal.
No, but he's so used to a spiritual life that he can't reconcile himself with actual fact, and Varenka is after all fact.
Although he sometimes dreamed sentimentally of marriage in the abstract, of actual marriage, of marriage with a flesh-and-blood individual, of marriage that involved clergymen and 'Voices that Breathe o'er Eden,' and giggling bridesmaids and cake, Dudley Pickering was afraid with a terror that woke him sweating in the night.
Later discoveries she will be good enough to leave to the pens of those persons who can write in the capacity of actual witnesses.