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1. Of or relating to metaphysics.
2. Based on speculative or abstract reasoning.
3. Immaterial or supernatural: angels and other metaphysical beings.
4. often Metaphysical Of or relating to the poetry of a group of 17th-century English poets whose verse is characterized by an intellectually challenging style and extended metaphors comparing very dissimilar things.

[Middle English metaphisicalle, from Medieval Latin metaphysicālis, from metaphysica, metaphysics; see metaphysics.]

met′a·phys′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.metaphysically - in a metaphysical mannermetaphysically - in a metaphysical manner; "he thinks metaphysically"


[ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪklɪ] advmetafisicamente
References in classic literature ?
"I call you metaphysicians because you reason metaphysically," Ernest went on.
You must go through life seeking that flaw and remaining metaphysically silent until you have found it."
The dualism of mind and matter, if we have been right so far, cannot be allowed as metaphysically valid.
But the golden garlands which owe their existence to the coal-mines are metaphysically more than botanical beauties on the winter wasteland.
For these thinkers, laws, like the powers they displace, impose either metaphysically or naturally necessary connections in nature, even if such necessities cannot be inferred from observed regularities.
"Tarot Inspired Life" explains how to use the cards for creative writing, meditation, and connecting to spirit guides, think outside the norm, follow a metaphysically guided path, and honor personally unique interpretations of tarot.
Lisa added: "Unfortunately, if you take your foot off the gas and you are metaphysically designed like I am then it doesn't always work out very well.
Metaphysically, when Jesus of Nazareth discovered the Power greater was within him, a child was born unto him and one of his qualities, The Everlasting Father became most clear to him when he said, 'It is not I that doeth the work but the Father' as proclaimed in John 14:10.
Historical attempts to explain this knowledge, Such as appeals to intuition, Have been found to be ultimately unsatisfactory, Either because they are metaphysically obscure or fail to explain logical disagreements.
Let us remember, though, that the essence of computation needn't be restricted to a silicon substrate or to any metaphysically privileged medium.
Yet he continues to use mysterious events that metaphysically explain this world, and uses music this time, but in an abstract way so he can find the right recipe to present his two worlds.
Unlike other metanormative contenders, non-naturalists take normative supervenience to be a relation between metaphysically discontinuous kinds: natural properties and sui generis normative properties.