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Actua'lity. n.s. [from actual.] The state of being actual.

The actuality of these spiritual qualities is thus imprisoned, though their potentiality be not quite destroyed; and thus a crass, extended, impenetrable, passive, divisible, unintelligent substance is generated, which we call matter. Cheyn. Phil. Prin.

Sources: Cheyne, George (26)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Actuality." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: May 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13349.


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