- as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
"actually, we all help clear up after a meal"
"actually, I haven't seen the film"
- eigenlijk, au fond, aufond, de facto, feitelijk
- used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
"you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out"
"she actually spoke Latin"
- at the present moment
"the transmission screen shows the picture that is actually on the air"
- in actual fact
"to be nominally but not actually independent"
"no one actually saw the shark"
- I'm actually very happy.
- Actually it's your fault.
- I'm fairly busy, actually.
- I actually enjoyed that.
- Tom actually likes me.
- That's actually not true.
- It's actually very fun!
- I'm actually a mutt.
- Did it actually happen?
- Is this actually happening?
- He did it actually.
- I'm actually pretty tired.
- You're actually early.
- That's actually really mean.
- I'm actually very busy.