Usage examples for optically

  1. There he practised his daily scales, optically speaking, before taking up the brush for the day's work. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  2. One wall, thirty feet long and ten feet high, was a nearly invisible, dustproof slab of polished, optically flat glass that gave the observer the feeling that there was nothing between him and the city street, five hundred feet below. – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  3. For up to that time it had been supposed that such grouping in occasional pairs or triplets was chance coincidence, the two being optically foreshortened together, but having no real connection or proximity. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  4. How long I sat and gazed I cannot say, but directly the apparition ceased to be, I got out of bed to see if any of my wife's garments had by any means optically deluded me. – Occultism and Common-Sense by Beckles Willson
  5. Possibly this more accessible version may aid you optically or visually in your work of memorizing. – Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered by Josef Hofmann
  6. There are found in the sky many thousands of these close double stars, of which some are only optically double- i. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  7. Some are coiled to the right and others to the left; and it is remarkable that, like dextrose and levulose, their juices are optically the reverse of each other when studied by polarized light. – Four-Dimensional Vistas by Claude Fayette Bragdon
  8. Dudley was optically affected by a round spot of the world swinging its shadow over Nesta. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  9. The greater power of the two, she seems, with a quiet derision that does not belie her amiable passivity, to have reduced in Beauchamp's career the boldest readiness for public action, and some good stout efforts besides, to the flat result of an optically discernible influence of our hero's character in the domestic circle; perhaps a faintly- outlined circle or two beyond it. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. He did not want to be spotted now, and even though the odds were against these beings having any instrument highly developed enough to spot his craft, there was always the possibility that he might be observed optically. – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  11. Japp of the British Association says: " No fortuitous concourse of atoms, even with all eternity for them to clash and combine in, could compass the feat of the formation of the first optically organic compound." – The Universe a Vast Electric Organism by George Woodward Warder
  12. But she was ashamed to face the saleswoman again, and her elation was not to be repressed- an elation optically presented by a huge electric sign on the farther side of the street that flashed through all the colours of the spectrum, surrounded by running fire like the running fire in her soul. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009