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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?
Rigby had never really recovered from his knee injury.
Are you really sure that you want to marry this man?
It isn’t really a dictionary – it’s a sort of phrase book.
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.