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virtual
used in Outliers

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Definition
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
  • It's true of virtually all industrial accidents.
    Chapter 7 (6% in)
virtually = to almost be so, but not so strictly speaking
  • In Roseto, virtually no one under fifty-five had died of a heart attack or showed any signs of heart disease.
    Introduction (50% in)
  • The school didn't have its students learn programming by the laborious computer-card system, like virtually everyone else was doing in the 1960s.
    Chapter 2 (53% in)
  • And what did virtually all of those opportunities have in common?
    Chapter 2 (64% in)
  • Schwartz concedes that his idea has virtually no chance of being accepted.
    Chapter 3 (66% in)
  • I found if I go to bed with a question on my mind, all I have to do is concentrate on the question before I go to sleep and I virtually always have the answer in the morning.
    Chapter 4 (93% in)
  • Doctor Doctor Bag Manufacturer Lawyer Lawyer Lawyer Farkas's Jewish family trees go on for pages, each virtually identical to the one before, until the conclusion becomes inescapable: Jewish doctors and lawyers did not become professionals in spite of their humble origins.
    Chapter 5 (88% in)
  • They persist, generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished, and they play such a role in directing attitudes and behavior that we cannot make sense of our world without them.
    Chapter 6 (90% in)
  • Virtually every success story we've seen in this book so far involves someone or some group working harder than their peers.
    Chapter 8 (63% in)
  • Virtually all of the advantage that wealthy students have over poor students is the result of differences in the way privileged kids learn while they are not in school.
    Chapter 9 (41% in)

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