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absolutely, as a matter of fact, de facto, essentially, indeed, in fact, in point of fact, in reality, in truth, literally, really, truly, veritably  
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1       adv   You use actually to indicate that a situation exists or happened, or to emphasize that it is true.  
ADV before v, ADV group     (emphasis)    One afternoon, I grew bored and actually fell asleep for a few minutes..., Interest is only payable on the amount actually borrowed.     
2       adv   You use actually when you are correcting or contradicting someone.  
ADV with cl     (emphasis)    No, I'm not a student. I'm a doctor, actually..., `So it's not a family show then?'—`Well, actually, I think that's exactly what it is.'     
3       adv   You can use actually when you are politely expressing an opinion that other people might not have expected from you.  
ADV with cl     (politeness)    `Do you think it's a good idea to socialize with one's patients?'—`Actually, I do, I think it's a great idea.'     
4       adv   You use actually to introduce a new topic into a conversation.  
ADV with cl  
Well actually, John, I rang you for some advice...     

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Peeling the onion means going back in stages find out how a problem actually started.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist
considering the moon to have human features
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