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/ˈpræk tɪk li/
in effect; virtually:
It is practically useless to protest.
to think practically.
point of view:
Practically speaking, the plan is not very promising.
Their provisions were practically gone.
A few usage guides object to the use of
in the senses “in effect, virtually” and “almost, nearly.” Both uses, however, are well established and standard in all varieties of speech and writing.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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everyone becomes an amateur photographer when they travel-photographs are a way to capture the experience.
Lab-grown gemstones are now
indistinguishable from mined diamonds.
automatons already, so a synthetic anchor comes as a welcome alternative.
Sleep is such a fundamental biological drive that it's shared by
every species, from fruit flies to humans.
in tears because they're so worried.
The weather was perfect, there being
no wind and the air being clear and mild.
Its red, tubular blooms
glow when backlit by the sun.
The fourscore of guests at this cozy retreat
form one harmonious and joyous family.
If it's dreadful too, then the decision is
made for you.
Ten years ago,
nothing was known about whale sharks, and nobody bothered them.
British Dictionary definitions for
it has rained practically every day
in actuality rather than in theory
what can we do practically to help?
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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