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Do you side with Wolfe and Heyne and that pragmatical fellow Vico?

But this is pragmatical, and putting an imaginary for a real state of things.

Some kinds of criticism are as much too insipid as others are too pragmatical.

But he was interfered with by the pragmatical, imbecile, and conceited Congress.

He is tedious, he is pragmatical, and—I affirm it in all sympathy and sorrow—he is crazed.

But man is a pragmatical, foolish creature; and the more we look into him, the more we must despise him—Lords of the creation!

The nurse came in response to Mr. Crellan's summons: a sharp-featured, pragmatical woman of forty-five.

In this dread it was very evident that his companions largely participated, not excepting the pragmatical clerk.

Have I been one of those interfering, pragmatical fathers who cannot let their children enjoy themselves their own way?

King was the defender of Chichester during Waller's attack and the latter described him as a "pragmatical malignant."

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "concerned with practical results," from Latin pragmaticus (see pragmatic) + -al (1). Related: Pragmatically.

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