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 Meanings and Examples of VIRTUAL
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virtual
 a.  existing or resulting in essence or effect though not in actual fact; existing in mind, especially as a product of imagination
Classic Sentence:
1  As the fellows in number one were undistinguished dullards, Stephen and Heron had been during the year the virtual heads of the school.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  The French, moreover, were virtual victors.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AFTER THE RACE
3  The truth was that the North was holding the South in a virtual state of siege, though many did not realize it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  Before him lay three hundred miles of territory virtually undefended save by a few state militia and the old men and young boys of the Home Guard.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  Georgia was virtually under martial law now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  She was her father's chief clerk, and virtually managed his Black Hawk office during his frequent absences.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
7  He had virtually retired from the wholesale hardware trade before he built Stone Lodge, and was now looking about for a suitable opportunity of making an arithmetical figure in Parliament.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
8  In name they were parishioners, but virtually they belonged to no parish at all.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 4 Eustacia Is Led on to an Adventure
9  If he always goes on in the same way, he must be, virtually, about two hundred years old, at present.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
10  could feel the evenness of their steps but could not do the same, as from step to step he was virtually being carried.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
Example Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
16  Today, 100 bloggers are conducting a virtual protest to decry the large numbers of out-of-wedlock births in the black community.
17  For example, one of the games I played involves sword-and-shield combat against a virtual gladiator.
18  A virtual laboratory in which children aged 10-11 can investigate which changes are reversible and which are irreversible.
19  Millions of users of Amazon's Echo speakers have grown accustomed to the soothing strains of Alexa, the human-sounding virtual assistant.
20  Although boosters of drilling there have long tried to cast the vast region in northeastern Alaska as a virtual frozen desert, the wilderness actually teems with life.
21  Did he heed the global outpouring of adulation that elevated Mandela, who died aged 95 last December, to virtual sainthood?
22  As the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was careening toward collapse in early February, its owner, Mark Karpeles, found that even some of his fellow virtual currency advocates were losing faith.
23  They were virtually impotent against the power of the large companies.
24  They need only announce a general aim of improving efficiency or international competitiveness and their case is virtually made for them.
25  The approach has virtually ended cigarette sales to minors.
26  The author is virtually unknown outside Poland.
27  Libel plaintiffs are virtually obliged to go into the witness box.
28  If he took control, they would be rendered virtually powerless.
29  The overwhelming caseload has made the government reluctant to postpone trials, even though virtually all of the suspects lack defense attorneys.
30  The hospital had virtually given her up for dead, but she eventually recovered.