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Definitions of physical

  1. impelled by physical force especially against resistance; " forcible entry"; " a real cop would get physical"; " strong- arm tactics"
  2. relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics; " physical sciences"; " physical laws"
  3. having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses; " a physical manifestation"; " surrounded by tangible objects"
  4. concerned with material things; " physical properties"; " the physical characteristics of the earth"; " the physical size of a computer"
  5. characterized by energetic bodily activity; " tennis is an active sport"; " a very physical dance performance"
  6. according with material things or natural laws ( other than those peculiar to living matter); " a reflex response to physical stimuli"
  7. involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit; " physical exercise"; " physical suffering"; " was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance"
  8. Physically.
  9. Of or pertaining to nature ( as including all created existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also, of or relating to natural or material things, or to the bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral, spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the physical part of man.
  10. Perceptible through a bodily or material organization; cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical, opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral.
  11. Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine; medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative.
  12. Relating to nature or natural science; material as opposed to moral or spiritual; pertaining to the body; as, physical weakness.
  13. 1. Relating to the body, as distinguished from the mind.
  14. Pertaining to physics. Pertaining to animal structure.
  15. Pertaining to nature or natural objects: pertaining to material things: known to the senses: pertaining to the body.
  16. Pertaining to nature or material things; corporeal.
  17. Relating to the material universe or to the bodily life of man; corporeal; material.
  18. Pertaining to nature, natural productions, or material things; pertaining to physics; perceptible by the senses.
  19. Pert. to nature or natural productions; pert. to the body or material things; perceptible to the senses; external.
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Quotes of physical

  1. Compared to dancing, films seemed to me to be the work of lay bums. There was no physical pain; it was enough to say and imagine what was in the script. It was very easy for me. – Victoria Abril
  2. There are a number of steps that we can take to reinvigorate and rebuild the economic and the physical infrastructure of our country and then to rebuild us, frankly, on a spiritual level. – Carol Moseley Braun
  3. Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor, because physical beauty is transitory and fading and she has such richness of the soul. I think that speech is so beautiful, and so telling and so true. – Delta Burke
  4. Still today, I cannot cross the threshold of a teaching institution without physical symptoms, in my chest and my stomach, of discomfort or anxiety. And yet I have never left school. – Jacques Derrida
  5. I believe in financial retirement. I don't necessarily believe in physical retirement. – Jerry Doyle
  6. I got involved in athletics during physical education lessons at school. – Alberto Juantorena
  7. Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me for ignorance of morality in time of affliction, but knowledge of morality will always console me for ignorance of physical science. – Blaise Pascal
  8. Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world. – John Polkinghorne
  9. Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology. – Karl Popper
  10. When we fall asleep, we withdraw our awareness from its hypnotic fascination with physical sensation, thereby enabling us to listen with our now awakening sixth sense. – Henry Reed
  11. I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous '89 fight with Nicole, which she admits that she initiated the physical part. – O. J. Simpson
  12. It is one thing to go on stage and be funny or be in a good place in your career, but for a woman, actually facing the elements in a physical way is a very powerful thing. – Pamela Stephenson
  13. I am sensual and very physical I'm very erotic. But my sexuality exists on a sort of a fantasy level. – Donna Summer
  14. Then no matter what goes on around you in the physical universe, hang on to what you know. – Lindsay Wagner
  15. Sol has experience, pace and physical power, which nobody else has together. – Arsene Wenger

Usage examples for physical

  1. And strangely enough the victory won was far more a moral than a physical one. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. Behmen's system, in fact, shows us the inside of things, while modern physical science is content with looking at the outside. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  3. " I've checked out the major circuits, and they're in good physical condition. – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  4. Then I caught a glimpse of one detail and all physical fear fell away from me. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  5. It was only then that the girl noticed his very great physical weakness. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  6. " Mrs. Pitts," began Kennedy, " I suppose you are aware of the physical condition of your husband?" – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  7. Physical science and the Catholic Church! – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  8. Physical education received due attention at Doctor Strong's school. – Dickens As an Educator by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  9. At that moment her eyes saw nothing physical – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  10. The voices beat upon Barbara's ears with physical pain. – Flower of the Dusk by Myrtle Reed
  11. At last the Doctor said: " The girl's physical perfection is wonderful. – Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland
  12. The physical excitement was just what he wanted, and in a few minutes he was leading the field, with only the master by his side, and Captain Westover a few yards behind. – A Monk of Cruta by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. But you speak only of the physical – The Salamander by Owen Johnson
  14. " When I've sent my ship and crew back to Earth, and we've removed all the colonists, it might be a good idea to restore Eden to what it was when I arrived- a place where no tools will work, no physical tools. – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  15. And the sight of his condition, moral and physical terrified her. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  16. And light is a physical cause bringing forth certain definite effects. – Creative Evolution by Henri Bergson
  17. Perhaps it's because they're physical themselves. – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  18. The heavy air of the ship hit him with physical force. – Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet by Harold Leland Goodwin
  19. Stephen's physical nerves were far more sensitive than his brain, and had the girl been a woman of the half- world, or even of the world, she could have succeeded. – Six Women by Victoria Cross
  20. No physical thing could have entered there. – The Tree of Life by Catherine Lucille Moore

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