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    virtually - Dictionary definition and meaning for word virtually

    Definition
    (adv) in essence or effect but not in fact
    Example Sentence
    • the strike virtually paralyzed the city
    • I'm virtually broke
    Definition
    (adv) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    Synonyms : about , almost , most , near , nearly , nigh , well-nigh
    Example Sentence
    • the job is (just) about done
    • the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
    • we're almost finished
    • the car all but ran her down
    • he nearly fainted
    • talked for nigh onto 2 hours
    • the recording is well-nigh perfect
    • virtually all the parties signed the contract
    • I was near exhausted by the run
    • most everyone agrees
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