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01. This book gives you some [practical] suggestions on how to lose weight, and keep it off.
02. Dave and I have been friends [practically] all our adult lives.
03. The best way to improve your speaking ability is to [practice], and the best way to do that is to talk to native speakers whenever possible.
04. One of the best things about studying in an English-speaking country is that you can [practice] your English outside of class.
05. A year before the first airplane flight, a man suggested that "Flight by machines heavier than air is [impractical] and insignificant, if not utterly impossible."
06. Her suggestions for increasing production were not very [practical], so they were virtually ignored.
07. We got caught in a terrible traffic jam, so the movie was [practically] over by the time we got to the theater.
08. This book is a very [practical] guide for those wishing to build their own website.
09. When I go to a teacher's conference, I want to hear about [practical] suggestions for activities I can do in class, not about research that I don't even understand.
10. Henry Brooks Adams once said that [practical] politics consists in ignoring facts.
11. The Wizard of Oz remarked that hearts will never be [practical] until they can be made unbreakable.
12. Because Napoleon believed that armies marched on their stomachs, he offered a prize in 1795 for a [practical] way of preserving food, which led to the development of canned food.
13. Someone once said that to achieve excellence, one must care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, and dream more than others think is [practical].
14. Although [practically] bounded by rivers, Zimbabwe has no natural lakes.
15. Studies show that since 1975, [practically] all the gains in household income in the U.S. have gone to the top 20% of households.

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  • Practical — Prac ti*cal, a. [L. practicus active, Gr. ? fit for doing or performing, practical, active, fr. ? to do, work, effect: cf. F. pratique, formerly also practique. Cf. {Pragmatic}, {Practice}.] 1. Of or pertaining to practice or action. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • practical — [prak′ti kəl] adj. [ PRACTIC + AL] 1. of, exhibited in, or obtained through practice or action [practical knowledge] 2. a) usable; workable; useful and sensible [practical proposals] b) designed for use; utilitarian …   English World dictionary

  • practical — (adj.) c.1600, earlier practic (adj.) in same sense (late 14c.), from O.Fr. practique (adj.) fit for action, earlier pratique (13c.), from M.L. practicalis, L.L. practicus practical, from Gk. praktikos practical …   Etymology dictionary

  • practical — [adj1] realistic, useful applied, both feet on the ground*, businesslike, commonsensical, constructive, doable, down to earth, efficient, empirical, experimental, factual, feasible, functional, handy, hard boiled*, implicit, in action, in… …   New thesaurus

  • practical — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of or concerned with practice rather than theory. 2) likely to be effective in real circumstances; feasible. 3) suitable for a particular purpose. 4) realistic in approach. 5) skilled at manual tasks. 6) so nearly the case that it… …   English terms dictionary

  • practical — I noun adaptable, advantageous, aiding, all purpose, applicable, assisting, beneficial, commodious, conducive, convenient, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, employable, expedient, expediential, fitting, functional, handy, helpful,… …   Law dictionary

  • practical — *practicable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • practical — prac|ti|cal1 W2S3 [ˈpræktıkəl] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(real)¦ 2¦(effective)¦ 3¦(clear thinking)¦ 4¦(suitable)¦ 5¦(using your hands)¦ 6 for/to all practical purposes 7 practical certainty/disaster/sell out etc ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • practical — 1 adjective 1 CONCERNED WITH REAL SITUATIONS concerned with real situations and events rather than ideas: How much practical experience do you have of working with computers? | a practical knowledge of simple medicine | Most of the things you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • practical — practicality, practicalness, n. /prak ti keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to practice or action: practical mathematics. 2. consisting of, involving, or resulting from practice or action: a practical application of a rule. 3. of, pertaining to, or …   Universalium

  • practical — [[t]præ̱ktɪk(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ practicals 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The practical aspects of something involve real situations and events, rather than just ideas and theories. We can offer you practical suggestions on how to increase the fibre in your daily… …   English dictionary


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