- currently moment
- in reality
- as a sentence modifier to add minor focus
- accustomed imply you might expect the fact is the alternative of the stated; interestingly
- In act or perhaps in fact; truly; in reality; ina positive manner
early 15c., "in reality, in fact" (as opposed to in chance), from real + -ly (2). Indicating "actively, vigorously" is from mid-15c.; that "at this time, at present" is from 1660s. As an extensive added to a statement and recommending "as a matter of fact, actually, in fact" it's attested from 1762.
- (adv.) In act or perhaps in reality; really; in reality; ina positive manner
They could actually put perioeci to death without trial, if we may believe Isocrates (xii.