Examples of practically in a Sentence
The room's ceiling was so low that we practically had to crawl.
I talk to him practically everyday.
The project is practically complete.
Football is practically a religion in some places.
Practically speaking, Alaska is too far to go for just a few days.
Recent Examples of practically from the Web
In that National Harbor ballroom, the crowd itself practically became a participant in the competition, going crazy for the North American teams and icily silent for the European competition.
Later, as a Howard student in the mid-'90s, Coates practically lived in this library.
While caring for poinsettias during the holidays (and even shortly thereafter) takes practically no effort, the process in the months that follow can be intimidating.
Trump, on the other hand, thinks diplomacy is for sissies, and is open to ripping up the Iran deal (which practically guarantees that there won’t be a future deal with North Korea).
But a trip anywhere across state lines from mid-September through October practically guarantees awe; so does a car ride; or entry to one of the many fall festivals speckled across the state.
The bigger the problem, the more unlikely a solution can be feasible, either politically or practically.
Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time tending our lawns and gardens while practically ignoring our trees.
Following in Zecha's footsteps when the founder retired, Jolivet visits a different Aman practically every week to personally inspect everything from the rooms to the spa to the food.
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First Known Use of practically
Synonymsabout, all but, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, almost, somewhere, virtually, well-nigh
Related Wordsappreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhat
Near Antonymsabsolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely
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Definition of practically for Students
- It rained practically all night.
- Practically speaking, it's too far to drive.
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