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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE PRACTICAL

The religion of this century will be more practical, more real.

Less fatalistic and more practical was the counsel of Biskaine.

You can depend on it: the outfit was there for some more practical purpose.

They were chiefly engaged with more practical considerations.

The money and the effort seem to be expended for more practical reasons.

“The best way will be to do it in Big Hall,” said the more practical Purkis.

And now for what is, after all, a question of more practical importance.

Some other way, more practical and more helpful, must be found.

In the first case they are then more practical in their work and views and less impulsive.

Nothing could be more practical than that twenty-dollar bill.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., practicale "of or pertaining to matters of practice; applied," with -al (1) + earlier practic (adj.) "dealing with practical matters, applied, not merely theoretical" (early 15c.), or practic (n.) "method, practice, use" (late 14c.). In some cases directly from Old French practique (adj.) "fit for action," earlier pratique (13c.) and Medieval Latin practicalis, from Late Latin practicus "practical, active," from Greek praktikos "fit for action, fit for business; business-like, practical; active, effective, vigorous," from praktos "done; to be done," verbal adjective of prassein, prattein "to do, act, effect, accomplish."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.