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REAL

Acronym for Revised European-American Classification of Lymphoid Neoplasms. See: REAL classification.
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In such cases, he must generally be judged to have succeeded if he has established an apparent unity, say by mingling the same characters in the two actions, so that readers are not readily conscious of the lack of real structural unity.
Poetry is that verse which has real literary merit.
"For the perfumery I excuse you," said Don Quixote; "give it to him in reals, and I shall be satisfied; and see that you do as you have sworn; if not, by the same oath I swear to come back and hunt you out and punish you; and I shall find you though you should lie closer than a lizard.
"My conscience would never permit me to eat so tough a morsel as the Real Horse."
"But," exclaimed Carthoris, "this is not real food--it was not here an instant since, and real food does not materialize out of thin air."
"There is no real food or water in Lothar," he said; "nor has there been for countless ages.
The fairies build the house merely because it is so pretty, but Peter rides round in memory of Maimie and because he still loves to do just as he believes real boys would do.
He does this at once because he thinks it is what real boys would do, and you must have noticed the little stones and that there are always two together.
Oh, he didn't growl at the weather when it was fine, and he was mostly real pleasant and agreeable when everything went right.
'I hope that this, at least, is not real?' asked the Princess.
I thought of my nights of fear, and knew that mine were the real things--real as life itself, not attenuated vapors and surmised shadows.
These dreams were real while they lasted, but when he was awake he remembered them little if at all.