from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. By means of the eye; visually.
  • adv. Into or towards the eye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By the eye, or by actual sight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an ocular manner; by the use of the eyes; by means of sight.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

ocular +‎ -ly


  • Visual-impairment spokespersons called the comment "hurtfully sightist" and demanded $2.1 million more in government stimulus funds for the ocularly challenged.

    John Leo: Obama's Late Night Retraction

  • As a partially paralyzed Walker looked on, the creature administering the ophthalmological treatment to its ocularly challenged companion noticed the astounded simian gawking at them from the confines of its small, flexible sanctuary.

    Lost And Found

  • By the same token, the shadow thrown by the moon on the sun in a partial solar eclipse demonstrated ocularly the sphericity of the moon.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • ‘I measured ocularly the amount of rope on the body,’ he said, eyeing Campion sternly.

    Police at the Funeral

  • I grant you, and I make grant quickly, that the American girl is, in the mass, more ocularly massaging, more nimble with the niblick, more more in several ways than her sister of France; but in her eyes, however otherwise lovely, is glint of steel where should be dreaming pansies, in her heart reverie of banknotes where should be _billets doux_.

    Europe After 8:15

  • 'Years have elapsed, since I had an opportunity of ocularly perusing the lineaments, now familiar to the imaginations of a considerable portion of the civilized world.

    David Copperfield

  • The contrast in dress of the working classes with those of Paris is as conspicuously unfortunate æsthetically, as politically and socially it may be significant; ocularly, it is a substitution of a cheap, faded, and ragged imitation of bourgeois costume for the marvel of neatness and propriety which composes the uniform of the Parisian ouvrier and ouvrière.

    New York After Paris

  • As he disappears, Mime crawls near to convince himself ocularly of Fafner's death.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • With the calm notes of the Arch-enchantress, perfectly sure of her power, she unfolds to him the story of his own past further back than he can remember, which is of the things she professes to have ocularly witnessed, -- his life with Herzeleide; she relates the death of the latter from grief over his loss.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • With elements we know, new elements begin to mingle; the old are withdrawn, and presently, musically, as ocularly, the scene is changed.

    The Wagnerian Romances


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