Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not corporeally.
  • Unimportantly; not necessarily or essentially.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an immaterial manner; without matter or corporeal substance.
  • adverb In an unimportant manner or degree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an immaterial manner.

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Examples

  • Edmund Kean was small in stature, though not so "immaterially" built as Lamb is said to have been.

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • So I think elite has this meaning of people who can live immaterially, who are not burdened by fact, by mortgages certainly.

    Decoding 2010 Political Attack Buzzwords

  • So I think elite has this meaning of people who can live immaterially, who are not burdened by fact, by mortgages certainly.

    Decoding 2010 Political Attack Buzzwords

  • The dot paintings led to sprayed aluminum discs, five feet across, that jutted out from the wall and seemed to hover immaterially before the viewer.

    The Big Daddy Of Light And Space

  • If she peered from the verandah into the brown-grey water, she thought she saw her three friends floating immaterially below, trussed in mossy ferns.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • To know a thing is for its ˜essence™ to exist immaterially in the mind.

    Jacques Maritain

  • If she peered from the verandah into the brown-grey water, she thought she saw her three friends floating immaterially below, trussed in mossy ferns.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • If she peered from the verandah into the brown-grey water, she thought she saw her three friends floating immaterially below, trussed in mossy ferns.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • Jim turned on his side, pulling an arm with him so that Doyler spooned beside, holding the arm to him, while his eyes closed, surely and immaterially to sink him in sleep.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Jim turned on his side, pulling an arm with him so that Doyler spooned beside, holding the arm to him, while his eyes closed, surely and immaterially to sink him in sleep.

    At Swim, Two Boys

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