- adv.实际上，实质上，事实上，几乎; 无形中; 无形;
Polio has been virtually eradicated in Brazil.
plastic containers that are virtually indestructible
The sound is virtually undetectable to the human ear.
to be virtually impossible
Last night's resounding victory over Birmingham City has virtually assured them of promotion.
Valentino was virtually deified by legions of female fans.
Maggie'swriting was virtually indecipherable.
In virtually every sport, with the possible exception of women's gymnastics, the players are now bigger and stronger than before.
It was virtually impossible to synchronise our lives so as to take holidays and weekends together.
When Sotomayor is on form he is virtually invincible.
The country has become virtually ungovernable.
The old Dutch fort with its thick high walls looks virtually impregnable.
The foggy streets were virtually empty, except for the occasional evening stroller.
Amongst the population at large the support for the present regime is virtually zero.
Career prospects are virtually unlimited.
There were contingents from the navies of virtually all EU countries.
The parking lot was virtually empty save for a few cars clustered to one side.
The strike has virtually paralysed the island.
This thing's virtually useless.
Local production virtually eliminates transport costs.
Towns such as Mittelwihr and Bennwihr were virtually razed to the ground.
My mother was an amazing woman. She raised four of us kids virtually singlehandedly.
He is virtually bilingual in Spanish and Portuguese.
It's not an agreement as such, but it will have virtually the same effect as one.
The job was virtually completed by the end of the week.
My friend fails to mention the long and friendless winter evenings which are interrupted only by an occasional visit to the local cinema —— virtually the only form of entertainment.
She has virtually become our adviser.
He was virtually driven to this, because he could not earn a living in any other way.
But mostly, I hate tipping because I believe I would be in a better place if pay decisions regarding employees were simply left up to their employers, as is the custom in virtually every other industry.
Back in the 1950s most of us grew up in households where Mom cooked virtually every night.
make divorces virtually unacceptable
It has become virtually inevitable.
Virtually all experts agree that the fee-for-service system—doctors are rewarded for the quantity of care rather than its quality of effectiveness—is a primary reason that the cost of care is so high.
With technology everywhere in our life, it has become virtually impossible for most workers to keep a balance between work and life.
Yet virtually no providers of goods or services rely on this alone, butuse paid advertising instead.
In the early 20th century Americans believed science and technology could solve virtually all existing problems.
solve virtually all existing problems
They are virtually impossible to enforce.
As it happened, the bite was virtually painless: more the kind of small bite you might get from a naughty child.
2015年高考英语湖北卷 阅读理解 阅读A 原文
Some attributed virtually every important cultural achievement to the inventions of a few, especially gifted peoples that, according to diffusionists, then spread to other cultures.
Unfortunately,these critics are virtually forgotten.
1. (intensifier before a figurative expression) without exaggeration;
"our eyes were literally pinned to TV during the Gulf war"
2. in essence or effect but not in fact;
"the strike virtually paralyzed the city"
"I'm virtually broke"
3. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost';
"the job is (just) about done"
"the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"
"we're almost finished"
"the car all but ran her down"
"he nearly fainted"
"talked for nigh onto 2 hours"
"the recording is well-nigh perfect"
"virtually all the parties signed the contract"
"I was near exhausted by the run"
"most everyone agrees"