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in actual fact

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It has been remarked, that even among the Swiss cantons, which, properly speaking, are not under one government, provision is made for this object; and the history of that league informs us that mutual aid is frequently claimed and afforded; and as well by the most democratic, as the other cantons.
Look here, Quatermain, this business is nasty, and one with which, properly speaking, we ought not to be mixed up, but we are in for it, so we must make the best of our job.
The movement is, properly speaking, a derivative from Nihilism--though they are only known indirectly, and by hearsay, for they never advertise their doings in the papers.
Brooke, who was just then informing him that the Reformation either meant something or it did not, that he himself was a Protestant to the core, but that Catholicism was a fact; and as to refusing an acre of your ground for a Romanist chapel, all men needed the bridle of religion, which, properly speaking, was the dread of a Hereafter.
And not-being is not one thing but, properly speaking, nothing?
Rachel, properly speaking, is not Rachel, but Somebody Else.
"Wine, properly speaking, had been hitherto unknown; a thin, sour beverage like verjuice had been their only drink, but now wineshops were established to supply a natural demand.
Students furnished more of a crowd and more noise there than artisans, and there was not, properly speaking, any quay, except from the Pont Saint-Michel to the Tour de Nesle.
Well I cannot enter into details just now: but it is necessary to explain that to embalm(properly speaking), in Egypt, was to arrest indefinitely all the animal functions subjected to the process.
Properly speaking, the long vacation is more for the lawyers, who all joggle between different courts, all year round.
T'S the day after St David's Day so, properly speaking, we should be waking with a headache after a night of celebrating our teetotal, vegan patron saint.
"I would have brought a fire in the belly to ensure that no one as taken as I was with gymnastics at that age should have to choose between abuse or ambition, or between properly speaking out and promoting personal success," Bono said.
Indeed, properly speaking, it is not mine but rather the vision of millions of Kenyans," he said.
Hoping, perhaps, to finally write an end to this line of reasoning adopted by extension campaigners, the Court reiterated that 'voter registration does not begin and end with the filing of applications which, in reality, is just the initial phase that must be followed by the approval of applications by the [Election Registration Board].' In essence, the Court took the time to outline all the steps that take place after the submission of applications during the 'voter registration period,' all of which subsequent steps actually form part of the entire process of voter registration, properly speaking. The Court then placed voter registration within the larger context of election preparations.