empirical

01. A wealth of [empirical] evidence has been found to support his hypothesis.
02. There is little [empirical] evidence at this point to support his theories.
03. They have based their hypothesis on [empirically]-based research done at Cambridge University.
04. We do not have sufficient [empirical] evidence to let us draw any specific conclusions.
05. The [empirical] evidence in support of their theories is overwhelming.
06. The [empirical] support for their hypothesis was done at a number of different European institutions.
07. Albert Einstein said that the grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of [empirical] facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
08. The [empirical] method requires a duplication of results for experiments done by a variety of sources.
09. So-called supernatural phenomena, such as clairvoyance, and ESP have never survived the [empirical] test, and are, therefore, unacceptable to the scientific mind.
10. This newest [empirical] work has thrown doubt upon previous findings.
11. The hypothesis has now been [empirically] verified on a number of occasions, and has therefore been accepted as fact.
12. Psychology is a science which relies on systematic, [empirical] research.
13. Keith Folse has noted that [empirical] studies have shown that good second language readers, writers, speakers, and listeners have a more extensive vocabulary under their control.
14. Scientific knowledge accumulates through [empirical] observations of the world around us.
15. Karl Marx believed that his theories were derived from the [empirical] study of history and society.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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