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aesthetically

or esthetically

[es-thet-ik-lee or, esp. British, ees-] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪk li or, esp. British, is-/
adverb
1.
according to aesthetics or its principles.
2.
in an aesthetic manner.
Origin of aesthetically
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; aesthetical + -ly
Related forms
pseudoaesthetically, adverb
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  • But the infinitesimal does not move us aesthetically; it can only awaken an amused curiosity.

    The Sense of Beauty George Santayana
  • Sociologically and aesthetically, the gains will be indirect.

  • The nation is, aesthetically considered, now in its period of development.

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
  • Commercially and aesthetically it is unwise to make servings too large.

    Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards
  • They interest us; they may move us too in a hundred different ways, but they do not move us aesthetically.

    Art

    Clive Bell

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