I mean, I do end up writing, but in a twelve hour writing day, I have about four hours of actual writing.
As for Obama, he has treated legislative victory as an end in itself while ignoring the reality of actual implementation.
For Panetta, the act of using force is seemingly more important than the actual tangible result achieved by using force.
A judge dismissed the case a week later, saying, “Federal court only has authority of actual cases and controversies.”
For these women, the actual birth usually comes as a shock, as they have suppressed the knowledge that they are pregnant.
The law has nothing to do with the actual state of the parties' minds.
He waited an eternity; in actual time it was exactly ten minutes.
The actual decrease may be found by means of a spring balance.
There has not yet been much opportunity to test the airship in actual warfare.
I mention these extremes only to show the range of their actual influence.
early 14c., "pertaining to an action," from Old French actuel "now existing, up to date" (13c.), from Late Latin actualis "active, pertaining to action," adjectival form of Latin actus (see act (n.)). The broader sense of "real, existing" (as opposed to potential, ideal, etc.) is from late 14c.