1. As a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
2. In actual fact; SYN. really.
3. Used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly; SYN. in reality.
4. At the present moment
Of course, surely (in Scottish)
(Latin) “in fact”; actual; done or existing whether rightfully or not.In reality or fact.
Used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers; ('forsooth' is archaic and now usually used to express disbelief); SYN. really, truly, forsooth.
ETYM Old Eng. so, sa, swa, as. swâ.
(Homonym: sew, sol, sow).
1. (Intensifier) To a very great extent or degree.
2. (Usually followed by 'that') To an extent or degree as expressed.
3. In order that.
4. In such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied.
5. In they same way; also.
6. To a certain unspecified extent or degree.
7. To a very great extend or degree.
8. In a manner that facilitates.
9. In such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied.
10. In the way indicated.
11. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or as a result.