- concerned with abstract thought or subjects, as existence, causality, or truth.
- concerned with first principles and ultimate grounds, as being, time, or substance.
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Reminiscing on life in his hometown, Hemon writes, “physically and metaphysically, I was placed.”Michael Hainey and Aleksandar Hemon’s Chicago Dreams|Chris Wallace|March 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I don't have any obviously metaphysically correct way to answer that question.Are Gold-Plated Health Benefits Making American Workers Worse Off?|Megan McArdle|January 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For full access to a genuine voice, Hemingway argues that a writer must depopulate his or her world, physically or metaphysically.Can We Live Together, Roland Barthes?|Austen Rosenfeld|December 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Something was under discussion, and my grandfather could make nothing of it; but the Doctor said it was "metaphysically true."The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
This fact may shock us, or it may inspire us; to the metaphysically minded it offers a great variety of fascinating problems.
We only put the case hypothetically, but he would not admit it even so; he said, it is morally and metaphysically impossible.Journal in France in 1845 and 1848 with Letters from Italy in 1847|T. W. (Thomas William) Allies
How far ought the actual end of created existences to coincide, or does it really coincide with the end metaphysically final?
In it the creation returns to God as final cause, from whom it proceeds as first cause, in a mode which is metaphysically final.