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The happy think a lifetime short, but to the unhappy one night can be an eternity.
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Etymology

real, from Latin adjective realis, from noun res, thing, + adverb suffix -ly

Pronunciation

Adverb

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Positive
really

Comparative
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  1. Actually; in fact; in reality.
    He really is a true friend.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Very (modifying an adjective); very much (modifying a verb).
    But ma, I really, really want to go to the show!

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Interjection

really

  1. Indicating surprise at, or requesting confirmation of, some new information.
    A: He won the Nobel Prize yesterday.
    B: Really?
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Indicating affirmation, agreement.
    A: That girl talks about herself way too much.
    B: Really. She's a nightmare.

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