Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or consisting in disposition or desire; emotional; affectional; earnest.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There is a message in Ned's scene that is affectual in a way that a climax at that point would betray.

    Which episode will GRRM write?

  • He just made one that doesn't try to explain itself, that can't explain itself, that's full of the basic elements of the most ordinary action flick, and that is all about evoking an affectual response in the viewer, rather than a narrative or logical response.

    A Conversation After Miami Vice

  • He just made one that doesn't try to explain itself, that can't explain itself, that's full of the basic elements of the most ordinary action flick, and that is all about evoking an affectual response in the viewer, rather than a narrative or logical response.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • The subject notices what's put there for her to notice and then begins wondering what else is in there that she's not noticing but is so obviously working as she does notice affectual changes in her experience as she is directed to notice them . . . going from pacing to leading an experience.

    More on Triggers and Sleight Triggers

  • The subject notices what's put there for her to notice and then begins wondering what else is in there that she's not noticing but is so obviously working as she does notice affectual changes in her experience as she is directed to notice them . . . going from pacing to leading an experience.

    Life of Brian:

  • She was able to provide a rich and detailed history, with appropriate affectual responses to her painful past.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

  • Now, the link with the Crown is a link which provides a basis; a sentimental, affectual basis for the Empire; but it does not provide a machinery; it does not provide the means of consultation; it does not provide by itself the method for developing a particular policy at a particular moment.

    Problems of the British Empire

  • Centurion who resisted our Lord's purpose of coming into his house to visit his servant: and prayed only that he would speak the word, and let unseen ministers make it affectual.

    Sermons, 1861-1865,

  • It is his object to show that, in truth, he was committed to neither extreme; that while external arguments deserve and must be allowed their proper weight, the faith by which we receive Scripture must be the same in origin and essence with the faith by which we receive the truths contained in it; that faith of this description implies the affectual illumination of the Holy Spirit; and that in this illumination there is no particular and internal testimony, equivalent to inspiration or to an immediate revelation from God, to each believer personally.

    Pneumatologia

  • An affectual orientation that contrasts with Seabright’s instrumentalism is represented in The Second Marriage by Seabright’s daughter Sophia.

    Joanna Baillie’s Ecotopian Comedies

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