Usage examples for theoretically

  1. Theoretically the soviets were very attractive, but in reality fall far short of the ideal. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. We cannot, even theoretically, split a solid into mere surfaces, a surface into mere lines, or a line into mere points. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  3. The truth it contains seems to be simply this, that as a rule local control can only avail us temporarily, for so long as the enemy has a sufficient fleet anywhere, it is theoretically in his power to overthrow our control of any special sea area. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  4. Theoretically any Muslim can attain to this degree, but it is one of the principles of jurisprudence that the confirmation of this rank is dependent on many conditions, and so no one now gains the honour. – The Faith of Islam by Edward Sell
  5. Of course, theoretically, I could do what I liked, with no one to say nay to me within the whole circle of the horizon; but to lock my cabin door and take the key away I did not dare. – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  6. Theoretically I had taken a momentous and dangerous decision at the call of duty, and all my energies ought to have concentrated on the task of carrying it through safely, thoroughly, and warily. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  7. I can't see off- hand how his invisibility is even theoretically possible. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  8. That is, theoretically, Mr. Prelatt, through studying them. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  9. Not that Sir R. Murchison contends theoretically for this relation between lithological character and date. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  10. Hence, if such cutters are required to be used upon epicycloidal teeth, the curves to be theoretically correct must be such as are due to a generating circle that will give at least parallel flanks. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  11. It seemed, too, that he knew a great deal about it, both theoretically and practically. – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  12. It wasn't as easy for him thus to remind her of their limited means as it theoretically should have been. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  13. " I confess, my dear count," I replied, " that, theoretically speaking, your system strikes me as sublime, and calculated to bring about the return of the Golden Age; but I am afraid it would prove absurd in practice. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. He continued however to place himself before the world as the servant of the States- General, which he never was, either theoretically or in fact. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1618 by John Lothrop Motley
  15. Pestalozzi's work started from the external needs of the poorest people, while Froebel desired to found the columns supporting human culture upon theoretically reasoned grounds and upon the natural sciences. – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  16. Theoretically, one would be justified in claiming that Miss Gilman never danced it. – Famous Prima Donnas by Lewis Clinton Strang