Search Your Word

Word Example of - actual

    Example Sentences for actual

    The law has nothing to do with the actual state of the parties' minds.

    There was a question in his voice, though he did not give it actual words.

    The actual decrease may be found by means of a spring balance.

    They are provisions for actual interests which, it seemed, ought to be provided for.

    I mention these extremes only to show the range of their actual influence.

    How remote the explanation is from the actual ground of decision will be seen.

    At the former date I fancy the values were estimates, and that the actual receipts were chiefly in kind.

    Not that the two Forms were at war, or that there was any fear of actual hostilities.

    The actual achievements of the eminent women produced by the system of training then in vogue is proof enough of the statement.

    It was a delightful accomplishment, but dangerous when applied to actual life.

Word Origin & History of - actual

    Word Origin & History

    actual early 14c., "pertaining to an action," from O.Fr. actuel "now existing, up to date" (13c.), from L.L. actualis "active," adj. form of L. actus (see act). The broader sense of "real" (as opposed to potential, ideal, etc.) is due to infl. of Fr. actualite.