really

[ ree-uh-lee, ree-lee ]SEE DEFINITION OF really
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But, to relieve your mind, nothing at all has really happened.

Really it's been interesting, the jolliest time of my life, and it's got me all unsettled.

And really they're the most unemotional and matter-of-fact couple I ever saw.

They're really one and a half sizes too small, and almost kill me.

Could his eyes deceive him, or was this really the man whom he had so grossly injured?

He really grew quite tender and devout over these meditations.

How could he justify himself to her when he did not really know himself?

To those, however, who really love the Union may I not speak?

Or is there really no sin but in thought, and are our sleeping thoughts incapable of sin?

And each of us, in the span of time, has really only a moment among our companions.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, originally in reference to the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, from real (adj.) + -ly (2). Sense of "actually" is from early 15c. Purely emphatic use dates from c.1600; interrogative use (oh, really?) is first recorded 1815.

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