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
Staff File Photo Earnhardt Sr. practically owned Darlington throughout his Hall of Fame career, winning nine different Cup races there.
But, practically speaking, China has already found the perfect level of control.
The influx of higher incomes has brought new businesses to the neighborhoods, which have practically all settled in renovated buildings.
According to Kopelman, cases of total memory loss of the sort often seen in movies is practically unknown.
Practically speaking, if Sessions resigns or Trump fires him, his replacement could temporarily skirt the confirmation process if Trump makes the appointment during a congressional recess.
This is another one of those ticky-tacky, below-the-radar issues that may sound like a nonprescription substitute for Ambien but is, practically speaking, super important—especially in the Age of Trump.
Unfortunately, the benefits were practically impossible to quantify and the FAA was scant on releasing any other information regarding statistics related to public safety.
The classic Meg Laughlin story was hard to report, harder to write, a treat to read, and practically guaranteed to cause the editor trying to get it into the paper agita.
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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
PRACTICALLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of practically for English Language Learners
: almost or nearly
: in a way that is reasonable or logical : in a practical way
PRACTICALLY Defined for Kids
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