really

Definitions

  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT This animal is really not a goat, but is more nearly related to the antelopes. Range: The higher mountains from Alaska south to California. Group in American Museum of Natural History
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv really used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal "she was very gifted","he played very well","a really enjoyable evening","I'm real sorry about it","a rattling good yarn"
    • adv really in accordance with truth or fact or reality "she was now truly American","a genuinely open society","they don't really listen to us"
    • adv really in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers) "in truth, moral decay hastened the decline of the Roman Empire","really, you shouldn't have done it","a truly awful book"
    • adv really in actual fact "to be nominally but not actually independent","no one actually saw the shark","large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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SO THERE REALLY _WAS_ A PATTY-PAN SO THERE REALLY _WAS_ A PATTY-PAN
I DON'T THINK THAT DRESS WOULD REALLY SUIT ME I DON'T THINK THAT DRESS WOULD REALLY SUIT ME

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Koala bear is not really a bear, but is really related to the kangaroo and the wombat.
    • adv Really In a real manner; with or in reality; actually; in truth.Really is often used familiarly as a slight corroboration of an opinion or a declaration. "Whose anger is really but a short fit of madness.""Why, really , sixty-five is somewhat old."
    • adv Really rā"äl*lē` Royally.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants
    • really in a real manner; with or in reality; in fact, and not in appearance only; in truth; actually; truly.
    • really Indeed; to tell the truth; as a fact: often used as a slight corroboration of an opinion or declaration, or interrogatively or exclamatorily to express slight surprise.
    • really Synonyms Truly, absolutely, certainly, verily, positively.
    • really Royally; in a royal or regal manner; like a king.
    • really To form or arrange again; recompose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bulls don't really get angry when they see the color red, it's really movement that makes them charge.
    • adv Really in reality: actually: in truth
    • v.t Really rē-a-lī′ (Spens.) to bring together again: to reform
    • v.t Really to arrange again
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Quotations

  • Arthur Rimbaud
    Arthur%20Rimbaud
    “When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.”
  • Ernest Moritz Arndt
    Ernest Moritz Arndt
    “Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.”
  • Linda Thomson
    Linda Thomson
    “Freedom is knowing who you really are.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius”
  • C. S. Lewis
    C.%20S.%20Lewis
    “Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.”
  • Anatole France
    Anatole%20France
    “If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.”

Usage

In literature:

A really fine work, and really getting on.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
I've never really forgotten anything you ever said to me.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
This silly boy doesn't really want it, and I really do.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Really, Hester, you and I are getting slack.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
Now that the moment had really come, Robin was most unpleasantly embarrassed.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
It's really a farewell party.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
But the romance of business really is a romance, and the Americans are really romantic about it.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
There's no one more really prosaic.
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
Well, I didn't mean that; but it's no trouble, really.
"The Giant's Robe" by F. Anstey
And this time I fell really in love.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
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In poetry:

Taffy, my boy, I've heard with grief
That shocking tale about the beef;
But Taffy, between me and you,
I really don't believe it's true.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
Said CAPTAIN BAGG, "Well, really I
Am grieved to think it pains you so.
I thank you for your sympathy;
But, hang it! - come - I say, you know!"
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
When once upon thy knees, ne'er rise,
'Till thou hast lift to God thine eyes,
Then doubt not any boon to crave,
Which thou dost really want to have.
"Mr. Prichard's Advice To His Son Samuel" by Rees Prichard
I wonder if you really send
    These dreams of you that come and go!
I like to say, "She thought of me,
    And I have known it." Is it so?
"Together" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Now at last I have come to see what life is,
Nothing is ever ended, everything only begun,
And the brave victories that seem so splendid
Are never really won.
"At Midnight" by Sara Teasdale
Unless I go to Rio
These wonders to behold —
Roll down — roll down to Rio —
Roll really down to Rio!
Oh, I'd love to roll to Rio
Some day before I'm old!
"The Beginning Of The Armadilloes" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

It really is rocket science and it really is hard.
Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad would have worked quite nicely as a collection of short stories (which is really what the world really needs right about now).
) I'm just really, really tired of it.
"It's only the gymnasts that really want it really bad that get to that level.".
They really, really like him.
Jay Fleitman gets really, really wound up in his Dec 4 column.
I find really thin shots produce worse results that really thin shots did with my Fusions.
Never again will I scoff at the ability of Michigan State University basketball coach Tom "Really, Really Good" Izzo to work miracles in the NCAA tournament.
It's really fun because the little kids really get into it.
Said White's longtime neighbor Jean Simonton.&160;&uot;It really, really bothered all of us.&uot.
With this column visible you can then sort the list by date, making it easy to locate those applications that you really, really haven't used lately.
Maybe the nation's collective guilt has led to beating the patriotism drum really loud and really often.
The star of FX's Louie and the recent Internet-only release Live at the Beacon Theater, Louis really ups the dick-joke ante while he's filling your head with the most cringe-worthy filth imaginable, and really makes you think, you know.
If you really like watermelon - or if you really like the Wii, today's your lucky day.
Now, I know telling people that things are really, really bad and that it's all President Obama's fault is.
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In science:

Really, the coupling of lines is not changed if any of the symmetry transformations with any of the specific diagrams of the i–th group is performed, whereas, according to the algorithm of step 2, original and transformed diagrams are counted as different.
Critical behavior of n-vector model with quenched randomness
What we really use to restrict the correlation functions is that part of the algebra the central extension of which is trivial, that is, the algebra generated by {L−1 , L0 , G−1/3 }.
Two dimensional fractional supersymmetric conformal field theories and the two point functions
Lℵ1 , U ) |= V = L, and hence its transitive collapse is really Lα for some α > ℵ1 .
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Again, because of the generalized weak commutativity, the sum is really a finite sum.
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
Really, from Eqs. (5), one can expect the decrease of E0/∆ so the system at x increase passes from FE to FG and DG states (see the arrow in Figure 4).
Random field based model of mixed ferroelectrics phase diagram
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