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virtual
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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virtual organization
Definition
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
  • There was virtually no position I could find for the armadillo that did not make the creature resemble a supplicant—not to mention, a wretched amputee.
    p. 88.9

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  • They either brought me rubber ducks for the bath, or other toys for virtual infants—or else they brought me Fowler's Modern English Usage: something every six-year-old should plunge into.
    p. 47.4
  • I told Dan what Barb Wiggin had said, and how she'd given Owen a hard-on, and how there had been virtual warfare between them— and now, I was sure, Owen would never be "allowed" to be an Episcopalian again.
    p. 234.3

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