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 Meanings and Examples of PRACTICAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
practical
 a.  based on experience rather than ideas or imagination; useful
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Why, man, it is the most practical medico-legal discovery for years.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
2  Knows nothing of practical gardening.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  Has a good practical knowledge of British law.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
4  Those rules of deduction laid down in that article which aroused your scorn, are invaluable to me in practical work.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
5  I CONFESS that I was considerably startled by this fresh proof of the practical nature of my companion's theories.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
6  They evidently failed to appreciate the fact, which I had begun to realize, that Sherlock Holmes' smallest actions were all directed towards some definite and practical end.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
7  He was a man of a practical turn of mind, keen in his dealings and skilful with his hands.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
8  He was, however, above all things practical.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
9  He had a particular pride in the phrase eminently practical, which was considered to have a special application to him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
10  Whatsoever the public meeting held in Coketown, and whatsoever the subject of such meeting, some Coketowner was sure to seize the occasion of alluding to his eminently practical friend Gradgrind.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
11  This always pleased the eminently practical friend.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
12  A year or two younger than his eminently practical friend, Mr. Bounderby looked older; his seven or eight and forty might have had the seven or eight added to it again, without surprising anybody.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
13  He stopped just as his eminently practical friend, still accompanied by the two young culprits, entered the room.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
14  Mr. Bounderby being restrained by this mild suggestion, Mr. Gradgrind found an opening for his eminently practical exposition of the subject.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
15  He had become a practical man himself and an amazingly astute and powerful one, a master.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Example Sentence: (190 in 13 pages)
16  The decoration and furnishings had to be practical enough for a family home.
17  Your practical jokes will redound on you / your own head one day.
18  It's an interesting idea but there are many practical difficulties.
19  We can offer you practical suggestions on how to increase the fibre in your daily diet.
20  What you are studying seems to be foreign to the main issue of our practical production.
21  From a purely practical point of view, the house is too small.
22  Her interests are in the realm of practical politics.
23  See if you can rework your schedule and come up with practical ways to reduce the number of hours you're on call.
24  There are some obvious practical applications of the research.
25  We must strike out a practical plan of action.
26  The scheme seems on the surface to be quite practical.
27  He is a practical man and doesn't like empty talk.
28  The course teaches you the theory but there's no substitute for practical experience.
29  Students learned the practical application of the theory they had learned in the classroom.
30  Indeed many are still advice workers and are thus constantly furnished with very real on-going practical experience to support their tutoring role.