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real

colloquial Especially; very; particularly. Essentially a shortening of "really." Primarily heard in US. This cake is real tasty, Mary! I'm feelin' real fine, thanks for asking!
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real

mod. very; really. This is a real fine party.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Generally, realness serves two primary functions for members of the ballroom community.
This is what conditioned Myshkin's shift from Dostoevsky's intended realness toward the programmability that, like a centrifugal force, immediately unbalanced the image's answerability.
Defining realness through affect and effect risks reducing monsters to their usefulness to the human, when one of the promises of monsters is its potential, as a model, in its refusal of the human/ non-human paradigm.
Some categories are arranged in groups based on criteria associated with realness. Members of the ballroom community call them "realness categories," or "realness kids," to refer to the members who "walk" them.
The former's tendency toward authenticity policing following the commercial breakthroughs of the last 10 years (i.e., "real" hip-hop alternately being posited as thug realness or Afrocentric Blacker-than-thou posturing), combined with the continuing internal fractures of the latter along class and aesthetic fissures (alt-country, neo-traditionalists and "young country" artists), provide a space for intentional and implicit statements on race and class ascension in a fashion not nearly as immediate in other genres.
Total pandemonium: kids shooting spitballs and misbehaving in church, which would have been very destructive of the realness of the real.
Yahoo's leadership coach, Tim Sanders, who conducted extensive research into what makes businesspeople successful, revealed the four key areas that translate to what he defines as the Likeability Factor: friendliness, relevance, empathy, and realness.
You won't meet a Bambi in a bear bar--or any other creature that clashes with rough-and-ready realness. You'll never know the full extent of your libido if you follow Anita's advice to her kid sister in West Side Story by sticking to your own kind.
One priest interviewed during the American tour was asked to explain the popularity of the reliquary: he said that people need "realness", they need something tangible, something they can see and touch.
During the study when children were discussing their projects, the "realness" of the product was their primary concern and other times the experimentation with new methods was their primary concern.
The Past and Future gain their "Realness" from being Present.
Bob Casey as "His Realness." The cantankerous Hritz challenged even the most staid institutions, once suggesting that the American Cancer Society replace the annual "Great American Smokeout" with "National Mind-Your-Own-Business Day." His last column was published Sept.
Indeed with such realness - Rich electronic histories Sciences Geology URLs to JPLs satellite imagery from Pluto And beyond Information on cosmic rays.
In fact, by preventing the pain and realness of sunburn, sunscreen may enable people to stay longer in skin-scorching sun, putting them at higher risk for developing melanoma, Kripke says.