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- n. The state of being practical or feasible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being practical; practicalness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being practical, or concerned with material considerations; practicalness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
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Being incapable of theory, being indeed incapable of thought, he can only deal in two things: what he calls practicality and what I call sentimentality.
Nevertheless, the outcome of their false practicality is to leave politics paralyzed, and the basic recognized problems of each society unsolved.
How much more do you need this explained to you that the lone wolf mentality that acts against the government is not a left-wing thing in practicality?
Nor would it get anywhere without people like you who remind us wild-eyed ideologues that practicality is important, too.; p
The Dartmouth student added, for woodsmen's competitions, practicality is key so "you split your wood and not your pants."
This lesson in practicality very much relies on the old adage, ‘Kill your darlings.’
But in practicality, these women are NOT everywhere.
Multiple clients accessing synchronised multiple sets and subsets of data, depending on use and practicality is where this industry is heading.
I asked a straightforward question about where you would in practicality draw the line between church and state, and your response was:
For example, in practicality, a ban along the 90-mile strip we occupy (like everything else, a little larger in Alberta) gives American journalists a big edge.
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