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virtual -- as in: virtual organization
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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
  • 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.
  • The once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin.
  • Gliders are virtually soundless.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever

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  • As a result, in many hopeless battles, virtually every Japanese soldier fought to the death.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It’s true of virtually all industrial accidents.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • surrounded by a virtual cloud of small fish
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • A junkie lay there, virtually indistinguishable from every other homeless person in New York.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • Ignorance, disease, poverty and fear had virtually ceased to exist.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • to do this would be virtually to reveal to him what had happened,
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country

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  • I can grow back virtually any part of my body. Except my head.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • For him it was a cause of virtually religious proportions.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Sweating profusely day and night, training in the sun, unable to sleep in stifling hotel rooms and YMCAs, lacking any appetite, virtually every athlete lost a huge amount of weight.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It has a dry, clear and virtually smog-free climate that helps minimize corrosion.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Bella was glad that the streets were virtually empty, that everyone else had been driven away by the snow.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • But surprising no one more than her, Wake Forest had come through with a scholarship that covered tuition, and in August Sophia had boarded the bus in New Jersey, bound for a virtually unknown destination where she’d spend much of the next four years.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • They had access to virtually every movie and television show extant, and spent five minutes noting different things they could see, then thinking of something else that was like it but better.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Our own intelligence service ISI had virtually created the Taliban.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • But despite, or because of, the fact that we lived in the closest of quarters, I knew virtually nothing about her—just that she was from Jamaica and that she had two children, a daughter and a young son.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The practice of striking all or almost all African American potential jurors continued virtually unchanged after the Court’s ruling.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The guards shake their heads at virtually everyone who requests entry.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • "You see, manipulating bioelectricity comes so natural to Lunars that it’s virtually impossible to refrain from using it, especially at such a young age.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • But the block-long pile of death and destruction providentially spared the 48 children asleep in the Janet Home, virtually next door to the ill-fated apartment house.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • After passing through the minds of children, the messages become virtually undetectable.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Nonetheless, they were extremely difficult jobs, often marked by eighty-hour workweeks, low salary and virtually no job security.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • For six years after this, virtually all building ceased in Chicago.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • The Rangers are gung-ho, small-unit specialists who pride themselves on being able to fight in virtually any environment on a moment’s notice.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • In truth, though she hasn’t admitted it out loud until now, Molly has virtually given up on the idea of disposing of anything.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • There were works of art, clothing, and equipment donated from virtually every surf shop on the island, and they filled table after table in the vast hall.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • We hunted and killed and though I think now that it is wrong to hunt and kill, at the time I did not think this and I spent virtually all my time hunting.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • His voice, virtually unused throughout his workday, seemed strange to him, as though someone else were talking.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • He slides his finger across it and the page virtually turns and I’m staring at chapter one.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • My life outside of school has become virtually unrecognizable, but almost nothing between the hours of 7:15 and 2:45 has changed.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • This compares with 66 and 40 percent in these two categories for Confederate soldiers—virtually identical with the Union percentages.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The slaves had swamped the masters; the Arabian race of the master had virtually disappeared.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He was only 60, an age I have begun desperately to perceive as being virtually in life’s springtide.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And since I was now known to virtually every MacKenzie between Leoch and the Border, thanks to my doctoring at the games, I would not be able to ask directions.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He and his peers did not know they were making decisions that would leave them, leave Alan, as he now was — virtually broke, nearly unemployed, the proprietor of a one-man consulting firm run out of his home office.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He was, I saw, pointing over at a dusty rectangle of board, virtually invisible in the broken beams and rubbish, smaller than my laptop computer at home.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Without the cash, I’m told it’s virtually bankrupt.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Music blared from virtually every stall.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Their abilities are virtually identical with. the Wiggin.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • It’s a little scary because his appearance has been virtually unchanged during all that time.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Which is to say virtually no security at all.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • I virtually dropped out of high school after he died, failing even’ class.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Of course, she’d tell me not to talk back and virtually ignore me for two days.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Jeod’s business has been virtually destroyed since you left him, as have those of other merchants who support us.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Olympus was virtually undefended.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • He built (and excavated) Brandy Hall, changed his name to Brandybuck, and settled down to become master of what was virtually a small independent country.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Now that the danger was virtually past, it appeared the gratitude was fading.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
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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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