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[vizh-oo-uh-lee] /ˈvɪʒ u ə li/
in a visual manner; with respect to sight; by sight.
Origin of visually
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see visual, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nowadays, anyone can print a visually impressive book, using the above-mentioned cheap equipment.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • And behind them our sun blazed, visually the largest orb in the heavens.

  • If he should ask me to say how many faces I can visually recall, I should have to own that there are very few such.

    Our Hundred Days in Europe Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • But his perception of either of them visually was but vague; he had come to hear and not to see.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • He remembered all this visually, and it was not exactly pleasurable.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
Word Origin and History for visually

mid-15c., from visual + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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