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actual

(ak′choo-ăl) [Fr. fr. L. actualis, active, practical]
Real, existent.
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Other things to be considered in narrative are: Movement, which, unless for special reasons, should be rapid, at least not slow and broken; Suspense; general Interest; and the questions whether or not there are good situations and good minor climaxes, contributing to the interest; and whether or not motivation is good, apart from that which results from character, that is whether events are properly represented as happening in accordance with the law of cause and effect which inexorably governs actual life.
The more we saw of them, and the more we travelled through the country districts, the more we saw that our efforts were reaching, to only a partial degree, the actual needs of the people whom we wanted to lift up through the medium of the students whom we should education and send out as leaders.
It remains to be examined whether they are actual qualities of such occurrences, or are merely differences as to causal properties.
This desire for beliefs, as opposed to desire for the actual facts, is a particular case of secondary desire, and, like all secondary desire its satisfaction does not lead to a complete cessation of the initial discomfort.
Yes, but there's not so much of that actual fact about her as about me.
She was not an actual fact for him, but the interpretation of all that he lacked on earth brought warmly home to his conception; so that this mere symbol, or life-like picture, had almost the comfort of reality.
this veil, under which far more of his spirit was hidden than revealed, and through which he so imperfectly discerned the actual world, --or was its gray texture woven of some dark calamity?
There is many a true word written in jest, and here in the Martians we have beyond dispute the actual accomplish- ment of such a suppression of the animal side of the organism by the intelligence.
It seemed infinitely more alive than the actual Martians lying beyond it in the sunset light, panting, stirring ineffectual tentacles, and moving feebly after their vast journey across space.
Students' perceptions of the actual learning environment (as opposed to their preferred environment) resulted in a higher scale mean in the hybrid course (m=4.
It has proven to be an excellent method to capture actual reads from the entire premise meter to the submeters.
Paid and/or requested circulation (1) Paid/requested outside county mail subscriptions: Average # 12,785; Actual # 12,288 (2) Paid in-county subscriptions: 0 (3) Sales through dealers and carriers, street vendors, counter sales and other non-LISPS paid distributions: not applicable (4) Other classes mailed through the USPS: not applicable.