For full access to a genuine voice, Hemingway argues that a writer must depopulate his or her world, physically or metaphysically.
Reminiscing on life in his hometown, Hemon writes, “physically and metaphysically, I was placed.”
The boy is never loosed, physically or metaphysically, quite out of leading-strings.
For no matter where he is in the flesh, we are metaphysically certain of his existence.
We only put the case hypothetically, but he would not admit it even so; he said, it is morally and metaphysically impossible.
metaphysically he undressed the general and considered him naked.
Something was under discussion, and my grandfather could make nothing of it; but the Doctor said it was "metaphysically true."
metaphysically speaking, we are spirit, and all else is spirit.
metaphysically considered, we have in this same first principle of a Theory of Science, the category of reality.
But the theory of sensation may be treated not ethically but metaphysically.
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.