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I really must settle down to some serious work.
There's really no need to worry.
I really ought to have phoned Annie to let her know we'd be late.
Do you really and truly believe that he'll come back to you?
Hamlet isn't really mad – he's just pretending to be.
We'll never know what really happened.
Everyone seems to have admired Diana, but what was she really like as a person?
'I've decided to move back to York.' 'Really? But why?'
'Emma will be 21 in April.' 'Will she really? I hadn't realized.'
'It was the best holiday we've ever had .' 'Oh, really?'
This is the British English definition of really. View American English definition of really.
getting smaller, weaker, or less important