It hinges on the assumption that the Vatican or its metaphysical emanation, the Holy See, is a state.
The green line has no metaphysical status; Israel has legally defined borders only insofar as we make hard distinctions.
For Hemon, this metaphysical city comes to mean everything for his newfound reality.
He left the U.S., seeking a spiritual and metaphysical connection for his work elsewhere.
And I hope circumstances let him be a metaphysical again someday soon.
He sought no further in metaphysical systems; he desired no further insight.
Challis understood the question in its metaphysical acceptation.
Fate and metaphysical aid conspire against his virtue and his loyalty.
It "thinks highly of the soul," but in the natural, not the metaphysical, sense.
The most remarkable feature of the character of the Persian people is their love of metaphysical speculation.
early 15c., "pertaining to metaphysics," from methaphesik (late 14c.) + -al, and in part from Medieval Latin metaphysicalis, from Medieval Latin metaphysica (see metaphysics). It came to be used in the sense of "abstract, speculative" (e.g. by Johnson, who applied it to certain 17c. poets, notably Donne and Cowley, who used "witty conceits" and abstruse imagery). Related: Metaphysically.