actuality

Definitions

  • Actual sizes of hooks
    Actual sizes of hooks
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n actuality the state of actually existing objectively "a hope that progressed from possibility to actuality"
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"SIR SOOTY HIMSELF ACTUALLY WADDLED INTO THE FARM-YARD" "SIR SOOTY HIMSELF ACTUALLY WADDLED INTO THE FARM-YARD"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance
    • n Actuality The state of being actual; reality; as, the actuality of God's nature.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: After the Eiffel Tower was built, one person was killed during the installation of the lifts. No one was killed during the actual construction of the tower
    • n actuality The state of being actual, as opposed to potentiality; existence, as opposed to ideality.
    • n actuality That in which anything is realized.
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Quotations

  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;”
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    Whoopi Goldberg
    “I don't like driving very much. That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good.”
  • George F. Will
    George%20F.%20Will
    “Actually, there is only one first question of government, and it is How should we live? or What kind of people do we want our citizens to be?”
  • Friedrich Schlegel
    Friedrich%20Schlegel
    “In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.”
  • Paul De Man
    Paul De Man
    “Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.”
  • John Irving
    John Irving
    “Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.”

Usage

In literature:

In the world of the actual, Jennie was such a spirit.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
But now it has actually happened I see it's very unfitting for you to do it, very unfitting.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Conroy's appearance, not merely his expression but his actual features seemed to change.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
If solids are formed, no material is actually lost.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
In the race for actual accomplishment the balloonists, the advocates of lighter-than-air machines, took the lead at first.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
Actuality is the realm of fact, reality the realm of truth.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
You must be involved with an actual situation very much like the one you describe.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Like the true Australian he was, Ted had actually brought us a twenty-six pound case of tea.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Actuality is the realm of fact, reality the realm of truth.
"Materials and Methods of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
Let us consider the principal colors in detail then, merely as to their actual stability.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
It is so much easier to tell something that actually did happen than to make up as you go.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Was it imagination or were the old man's eyes actually moist?
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Philosophy says that apparent actual evil is merely apparent: art compels potential apparent good actually to appear.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Just before actual sleep took him, however, he was aware of one other singular reflection.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
The rate actually charged was 8d.
"The Development of Rates of Postage" by A. D. Smith
These stories do not tell us much that can be considered as actual history.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
The monarch was actually invited to be present and hear his own doom.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Then to her immense amazement, almost to her stupefaction, the intruder actually smiled.
"The Camp Fire Girls in After Years" by Margaret Vandercook
Yet when this actually does take place, no one has a sensible suggestion to make.
"The Ranch Girls in Europe" by Margaret Vandercook
He was actually in the plot.
"The Sign of Flame" by E. Werner
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In poetry:

The trees' reflection in the misty stream
Dies off in livid steam;
Whilst up among the actual boughs, forlorn,
The tender wood-doves mourn.
"The Trees' Reflection In The Misty Stream" by Paul Verlaine
Water will run by; the actual sun
Will scrupulously rise and set;
No little man lives in the exacting moon
And that is that, is that, is that.
"Two Lovers And A Beachcomber" by Sylvia Plath
How painful, how impossible it is -
Once more, our parting makes us deaf and dumb!
Or could it be that distance justifies
The actual gulf between us that has come?
""With glass a thousand miles thick..."" by Konstantin Simonov
The conflict of the Present and the Past,
The ideal and the actual in our life,
As on a field of battle held me fast,
Where this world and the next world were at strife.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Hence he must be all things to be free, for all impersonations
a doormat and a monument
to all situations possible or actual
The cuckold, the cuckoo, the conqueror, and the coxcomb.
"Apollo Musagete, Poetry, And The Leader Of The Muses" by Delmore Schwartz
Dark, dark his every view of actual things,
The diamond shines with faint, unmeaning ray;
What use or beauty hath the bird's gay wings?
What glory, worlds that sweep through space away?
"An Hymn" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

"It was pretty fun actually," she said.
Actually, when we call something music we're projecting our own biases.
"I'm someone who believes being bisexual is actually a thing," she said to Zooey magazine, as reported in Hollywood Life.
Yet, the riders say that their conversation was never explicit or offensive — unless the words " bisexual " or "queer" are offensive — and that by the time they were actually kicked off the bus, there were no other passengers onboard.
But will an intervention by ECOWAS actually resolve these conflicts or just complicate them.
Family Rod Lott One of the most enjoyable family films of the moment is actually 11 years old: Miss Minoes, a Dutch fantasy based on a children's book.
Post what choice you would have made, and then see how things actually turned out.
The most venomous spider in North America, the black widow , is actually a bit of a couch potato.
In this week's animation, Glenn Beck takes his crazytalk one step further and actually camps out inside his infamous blackboard .
Actually, that's usually part of the fun.
How hitting a bladed chip shot can actually help you, not hurt you.
We actually have contractually finished our obligations.
Every few months the president eschews the Sunday talk shows or the political programs to appear on a program that most Americans actually watch, like The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where, yes, he dusted off a few old-grandpa moves.
You can actually help determine the ingredients.
Actually, according to the US Department of State, agriculture, from the nation's earliest days, had held a crucial place in the economy.
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In science:

In work with Bob Guralnick we actually needed this property.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
First, we observe that there exists ample evidence in the literature (in the form of actual and computer experiments) to suggest strongly that the RCP state is ill-defined and, unfortunately, dependent on the protocol employed to produce the random packing as well as other system characteristics.
Is Random Close Packing of Spheres Well Defined?
We recognize that jammed structures created via computer algorithms or actual experiments will contain a very small concentration of such rattler particles, the precise concentration of which is protocol-dependent.
Is Random Close Packing of Spheres Well Defined?
III); second, because Γt (r) does not solely depend on the distance r but also (in general) on the actual location r on the lattice; and, third, because Γt (r) is not continuos (this fact can be clearly seen in figure 1 of Ref. ) so that Eq. (3) can only be an approximation to the true distribution.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
Since the Sierpinski lattice has many holes on every scale, it is not efficient to identify the lattice sites and the random walkers positions by two coordinates {v , h} because there are many coordinate pairs corresponding to no actual lattice site.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
In a similar vein, we can use the three colors available to us (R − K , I − K , and J − K ) to construct an EROs sample which should have a higher yield of actual high-redshift elliptical galaxies.
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
Actually such relation has been utilized to estimate the energy gap in a recent experiment [8,9].
Nonexponential Relaxation of Magnetization at the Resonant Tunneling Point under a Fluctuating Random Noise
Actually it has been pointed out that the fast fluctuation of hyperfine fluctuations are very important in the local field dynamics.
Nonexponential Relaxation of Magnetization at the Resonant Tunneling Point under a Fluctuating Random Noise
The actual Orch OR model, on the other hand, is framed in terms of superpositions of the conformational state of a tubulin dimer.
Quantum Computation in Brain Microtubules? Decoherence and Biological Feasibility
But it was actually Tartaglia who did the original work to solve the cubic.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
These roots actually satisfy the Quintic identically, but the computer ran out memory space.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
This too does not follow for the other representations of uncertainty, and Walley ( ) actually makes this part of his de(cid:12)nition.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
The result now follows from Theorem .. . Quantitative Bayesian Networks A qualitative Bayesian network G gives qualitative information about dependence and independence, but does not actually give the values of the conditional plausibilities.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Actually the original Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm can solve the generalized Deutsch-Jozsa problem by slightly modifying the initial state of the second register.
Quantum Algorithm for Generalized Deutsch-Jozsa Problem
The main idea underlying such an approach is to replace the actual Hamiltonian ˆH by a large random matrix and to calculate the ensuing statistics of the scattering matrix.
Spectra of Random Contractions and Scattering Theory for Discrete-Time Systems
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