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Gone with the Wind
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as in: virtual organization Define
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
  • 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.
  • Georgia was virtually under martial law now.

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  • The civil courts still functioned after a fashion but they functioned at the pleasure of the military, who could and did interfere with their verdicts, so that citizens so unfortunate as to get arrested were virtually at the mercy of the military authorities.

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  • We call ourselves a virtual organization because we have no headquarters and no employees. But we are comprised of six key people who cooperate and assemble resources as needed to complete our projects.
  • I qualified for the tournament, but have virtually no chance of winning.

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  • The truth was that the North was holding the South in a virtual state of siege, though many did not realize it.

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as in: virtual organization Define
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
as in: computer's virtual world Define
something simulated by a computer
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