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Usage examples for actuality

  1. Yet it was a service of the body made incredibly lovely in actuality and still never to be grasped. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  2. I am coming to the very instant of actuality, to the show which I saw yesterday, and which I should have brought my paper down to mention if it had been accepted. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  3. It is this perpetual quick change which gives them, it seems to me, their special grip on actuality; they never fly into the cloud- regions of theories and dreams; their heads have not time before their hearts have intervened, their hearts not time before their heads cry: " Hold!" – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy
  4. But he obviously no longer felt equal to facing those two strange creatures, who appeared to him to be remote from the world and from actuality. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  5. Think of this as reality, Lenore- a sad and incomprehensible truth in 1917. All in me that is spiritual, reasonable, all that was once hopeful, revolts at this actuality and its meaning. – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  6. A quick little frown touched her brows as she realized that the eyes and voice which her fancy had bestowed upon the hermit were in actuality the eyes and voice of Bud Lee. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  7. What was not theirs in actuality, became theirs by the gift of imagination. – That Little Girl of Miss Eliza’s by Jean K. Baird
  8. In spite of the events of that evening, which he went over again and again as the midnight car carried him eastward, in spite of a new- born happiness the actuality of which was still difficult to grasp, Hodder was vaguely troubled when he thought of Preston Parr. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  9. For alas and alas- as he truly said- it's hardly a question of actuality. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  10. How could he be fair when he had no understanding of the nature of actuality? – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  11. Canadians were thinking things out, thinking keenly and swiftly, for in the atmosphere and actuality of war mental processes are carried on at high pressure. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  12. Our arguments may therefore be directed to proving possibility, probability, or actuality. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
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