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Almost CompletePlay
Use 'virtually' to suggest a situation is so nearly complete that minor details are negligible. SlideHer thesis was virtually finished, just the bibliography to go.
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Hyperbolic IntensityPlay
'Virtually' can intensify a statement, making the condition seem more extreme. SlideThe stadium was virtually empty after the loss.
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Not LiteralPlay
Use it to indicate that you are not speaking literally, but want to make a strong point. SlideHe was virtually flying down the street on his skateboard.