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visually

[vizh-oo-uh-lee] /ˈvɪʒ u ə li/
adverb
1.
in a visual manner; with respect to sight; by sight.
Origin of visually
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at visual, -ly
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  • And behind them our sun blazed, visually the largest orb in the heavens.

  • He remembered all this visually, and it was not exactly pleasurable.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • But his perception of either of them visually was but vague; he had come to hear and not to see.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • Then, as to foibles, the greatest of men are not visually symmetrical.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • As part of the Huntley complex, it is still a visually important building.

    Huntley Tony P. Wrenn
Word Origin and History for visually
adv.

mid-15c., from visual + -ly (2).

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