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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v actualize represent or describe realistically
    • v actualize make real or concrete; give reality or substance to "our ideas must be substantiated into actions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Canola oil is actually rapeseed oil but the name was changed in Canada for marketing reasons
    • v. t Actualize To make actual; to realize in action.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola. It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind
    • actualize To make actual. Also spelled actualise.
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  • Hermann Broch
    Hermann Broch
    “What's important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises. The people have always lived on hope alone.”
  • Karl Marx
    “Philosophy stands in the same relation to the study of the actual world as masturbation to sexual love.”
  • George L. Morrisey
    George L. Morrisey
    “Developing the plan is actually laying out the sequence of events that have to occur for you to achieve your goal.”
  • Northrop Frye
    “Between religion's this is and poetry's but suppose this is, there must always be some kind of tension, until the possible and the actual meet at infinity.”
  • James Joyce
    “Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
    “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.”


In literature:

Unless he speedily found a new place, his mother and sister would be in actual want.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Energy is possessed by bodies already in motion; it is then actual, and we agree to call it actual or dynamic energy.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Every one admits that nitrogen and oxygen are matter, yet I venture to say that no one has actually seen or felt either of these gases.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
I actually swept two whole rooms!
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
The omnipotence of God has been actual from eternity and will be actual from eternity.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
That, however, seems to have been payment of arrears for previous and actual service.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
There was no actual horizon, of course.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Eleanore felt something like actual loathing for her own sister.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
It must, however, be admitted that the actual body still falls very far short of the ideal present to the minds of its founders.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
The noise of footsteps up the mountainside actually failed to arouse Tory until they were not far away.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook

In poetry:

We gathered on porches; the moon rose; we were poor.
And time went by, drawn by slow horses.
Somewhere beyond our windows shone the actual world.
The Great Depression had entered our souls like fog.
"Pantoum Of The Great Depression" by Donald Justice
You ask me what it is I do. Well, actually, you know,
I'm partly a liaison man, and partly P.R.O.
Essentially, I integrate the current export drive
And basically I'm viable from ten o'clock till five.
"Executive" by Sir John Betjeman
"Pure art is here, that has no reference
To anything external does not tie
Itself to apron-strings of moral sense,
Or flatter bourgeois minds with mimicry
Of actual objects, or give weak assent
To fussy vanity or sentiment.
"The Idol" by George Rostrevor Hamilton
In the false New England forest
where the misplanted Norwegian trees
refused to root, their thick synthetic
roots barging out of the dirt to work on the air,
we held hands and walked on our knees.
Actually, there was no one there.
"The Expatriates" by Anne Sexton
I was not bound. I let myself go completely; went
To those indulgences, half actual,
And half were turned about in my own brain;
Went into the illuminated night;
And drank strong wines, as when
The champions of pleasure drink strong wine.
"I Went" by Constantine P Cavafy
Jackson had a firm conviction that the average M.P.
Was not prefectly straightforward as a member ought to be.
"They disguise their actual motives," Jackson said, "and so they fail.
I shall leave no false suspicion that I'm sitting on a rail."
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis

In news:

Floor to ceiling windows abound in the Dutch Lake Farm Guest House, which actually creates a virtual glass living room in the space.
This is a group effort, but Nicki definitely stands out, whether applying her makeup while showing some serious leg while Lloyd is promising to make your bed rock or actually rapping.
They've actually blended meat and potatoes and turned them into honest-to-god jerky potato chips.
I have no idea what use this would actually have, but I still want one.
When someone actually lives to be 100.
There is actually very little red on the belly of the red- bellied woodpecker, the most common woodpecker in the Mid-South.
The "red" belly , which provides the species name, is actually a pinkish wash rarely visible when the bird is sitting upright against a tree.
"Having the actual belly bump".
Historians looking back on the Bush presidency may well wonder if Congress actually existed.
The company issued an actual apology late Friday night and announced that it is making a "generous donation" to RAINN, an anti-sexual violence organization.
If the end of the world actually came on December 21st, 2012 as.
Known for its brightly hued shirts, this shop is the rage among guys who actually prefer to wear suits to work.
"Governor," Obama said, "we have actually produced more oil…".
The Daily Kos noted Howard Kaloogian's "Baghdad" photo was actually taken in Turkey.
When you're the boss , who makes sure you do all those important things that actually, you hate to do.

In science:

Again, as in Section 3.1, we will actually examine a random walk on G ≀ Sn for any group G, not just the symmetric group Sm .
Random walks on wreath products of groups
For simplicity, we have considered a line bundle L with ‘zero characteristics’.) Actually, the partition function of the chiral two-form theory is not quite given by the above formula.
A class of six-dimensional conformal field theories
Fµν with (∗F )µν , where ∗ denotes the Hodge operation, and for light-like fields this is actually the exact transformation.
On Theories With Light-Like Noncommutativity
Then the lowest energy states will be formed by tunnelling processes between these lowest bound states. (As mentioned above, for d > 1, the δ -function potential must actually be replaced by some smooth function.) To formalize this, we go to the tight binding approximation.
Hopping between Random Locations: Spectrum and Instanton
Actually, one makes the demand on such a bundle that the structure group acts freely on the fibres, i.e. all stabilizers are to be trivial.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections