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VIR'TUALLY, adv. In efficacy or effect only; by means of some virtue or influence, or the instrumentality of something else. Thus the sun is virtually on earth by its light and heat. The citizens of an elective government are virtually present in the legislature by their representatives. A man may virtually agree to a proposition by silence or withholding objections.




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VIR'TUALLY, adv. In efficacy or effect only; by means of some virtue or influence, or the instrumentality of something else. Thus the sun is virtually on earth by its light and heat. The citizens of an elective government are virtually present in the legislature by their representatives. A man may virtually agree to a proposition by silence or withholding objections.


VIR'TU-AL-LY, adv.

In efficacy or effect only; by means of some virtue or influence, or the instrumentality of something else. Thus the sun is virtually on earth by its light and heat. The citizens of an elective government are virtually present in the legislature by their representatives. A man may virtually agree to a proposition by silence or withholding objections. – Addison. Cyc.


Vir"tu*al*ly
  1. In a virtual manner; in efficacy or effect only, and not actually; to all intents and purposes; practically.
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Virtually

VIR'TUALLY, adverb In efficacy or effect only; by means of some virtue or influence, or the instrumentality of something else. Thus the sun is virtually on earth by its light and heat. The citizens of an elective government are virtually present in the legislature by their representatives. A man may virtually agree to a proposition by silence or withholding objections.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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pine

PINE, n. [L. pinus.] A tree of the genus Pinus, of many species, some of which furnish timber of the most valuable kind. The species which usually bear this name in the United States, are the white pine, Pinus strobus,the prince of our forests; the yellow pine, Pinus resinosa; and the pitch pine, Pinus rigida. The other species of this genus are called by other names, a fir,hemlock, larch, spruce, &c.

PINE, v.i.

1. To languish; to lose flesh or wear away under any distress of anxiety of mind; to grow lean; followed sometimes by away.

Ye shall not mourn nor weep, but ye shall pine away for your iniquities. Ezek.24.

2. To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; usually followed by for.

Unknowing that she pin'd for your return.

PINE, v.t. To wear out; to make to languish.

Where shivering cold and sickness pines the clime.

Beroe pined with pain.

1. To grieve for; to bemoan in silence.

Abashed the devil stood--

Virtue in her own shape how lovely, saw,

And pined his loss.

[In the transitive sense, this verb is now seldom used, and this use is improper, except by ellipsis.]

PINE, n. Woe; want; penury; misery.

[This is obsolete. See Pain.]

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