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virtual
used in The Remains of the Day

5 uses
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Definition
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
  • Most conspicuously, in virtually the central spot of the otherwise empty and highly polished floor, lay the dustpan Miss Kenton had alluded to.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (14% in)
  • I've thought about virtually nothing else for the past month.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (59% in)
  • But on that first night, Lord Halifax had arrived in a mood of great wariness; virtually his first words on being shown in were: "Really, Darlington, I don't know what you've put me up to here.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (52% in)
  • Herr Ribbentrop's been able virtually to bypass our foreign office altogether.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (84% in)
  • Really, Mrs Benn, afterwards, well, his lordship was virtually an invalid.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (29% in)

There are no more uses of "virtual" in The Remains of the Day.

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