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He was so helpless, so lacking in all the practicalities of human life.

"Oh, we'll wear rubbers," was Anne's concession to practicalities.

But it was such a relief to get back to practicalities that we let him sulk.

When we are aiming at generalities we do not hit the practicalities.

Her vision of life had vastly enlarged; her intellect had flowered; her grasp of practicalities had become firm and sure.

But wise it was; and I, who knew what the aeroplane could do under my own guidance, saw at once the practicalities of the scheme.

Then a tap at the door brought him back to the practicalities of the hard, business world again.

The arboreal habits of our primitive ancestors gave opportunities for constant observation of the practicalities of this law.

In leaving the city the youth had given little thought to the practicalities of the open road.

But the theologian "intends" his mind away from practicalities and towards mysticism.

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."

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