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virtual
used in Lonesome Dove

6 uses
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Definition
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
  • It was a minor irritant that he had to spend virtually every night of his life listening to Bol grind his blade away.
    Chapters 1-2 (73% in)
  • Virtually all his life he had been in the position of leading groups of men, yet the truth was he had never liked groups.
    Chapters 23-24 (89% in)
  • In fact, July felt he had reached a point in his life where virtually nothing was known.
    Chapters 50-51 (42% in)
  • The bands were supposedly scattered—at least that was the talk in south Texas—and the trade in captives virtually dead.
    Chapters 54-55 (20% in)
  • It was dust that caused her firstborn, Jim, to cough virtually from his birth until he died a year later.
    Chapters 75-76 (11% in)
  • When it was necessary to turn the bull from one side to another, it took virtually the whole crew, plus five horses and ropes, to keep him from getting up again.
    Chapters 91-92 (42% in)

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