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 n.  concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  There was no doubt what Ellen would say to a daughter who told lies and engaged in sharp practices.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
2  But she never again thought of Ellen in connection with her business practices, never again regretted any means she used to take trade away from other lumber dealers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  "Being little accustomed to the practices of the savages, Alice, you mistake the place of real danger," said Heyward.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2
4  I allow no such practices with gentlemen on my place, said Mr. Shelby, with as much sternness as he could command, under the circumstances.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
5  This, together with many other ill practices which accompanied it, has so weakened the militia of Italy, that the country has easily been trampled upon by all the nations of the North.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII.
6  But credit acquired by secret practices, which is the other method spoken of, is most perilous and prejudicial.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVIII.
7  Drinking, gambling, quarrels, fights, and shockingly immoral practices were frequent.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II.
8  His inward trouble drove him to practices more in accordance with the old, corrupted faith of Rome than with the better light of the church in which he had been born and bred.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
9  There is a strange secrecy in his nature," replied Hester, thoughtfully; "and it has grown upon him by the hidden practices of his revenge.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
10  The pupils conformed, with the exception of the austerities, to all the practices of the convent.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
11  We have penetrated into this community, full of those old practices which seem so novel to-day.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
12  "But such services as these might involve him with the authorities of the country in which he practices this kind of philanthropy," said Franz.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
13  The names which occasionally dropt of former associates, the allusions to former practices and pursuits, suggested suspicions not favourable of what he had been.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
14  They spoke of two friends who had passed the final medical examination, of the chances of getting places on ocean liners, of poor and rich practices.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
15  Why, man, it is the most practical medico-legal discovery for years.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence: (191 in 13 pages)
16  Economic viability, including the environmental and social benefits deriving from forests, is a pre-requisite for wider adoption of sustainable forest management practices, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today.
17  ABC's standards and practices division agreed to an unprecedented waiver allowing frontal nudity during the lengthy holocaust sequences.
18  The committee will need to winnow out the nonsense and produce more practical proposals if it is to achieve results.
19  The time you spend on it doesn't, for all practical purposes, affect the final result.
20  It's important to apply research in a practical way and not leave it on the shelf.
21  Candidates should have training and practical experience in basic electronics.
22  You must have a good education, but practical training is equally important.
23  From a practical point of view, it isn't a good place to live.
24  They wanted to design a machine that was both attractive and practical.
25  The assessment for the course involves written assignments and practical tests.
26  The consumption of ducks has increased in recent years, so it may be practical to define the various classes of ducks.
27  They've agreed in theory, but now we need to discuss practical matters.
28  Students can either do a dissertation or take part in a practical project.
29  Renewable sources of energy must be used where practical.
30  For all practical purposes the treaty has already ceased to exist.