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realistically

adverb
     
rea‧lis‧tic‧ally
1 if you think about something realistically, you think about it in a practical way and according to what is actually possible:
You can't realistically expect to win the whole competition.
[sentence adverb]
Realistically, we're not going to get this finished this week.
2 if you describe or show something realistically, you describe or show it as it is in real life:
realistically painted toy soldiers
The novel realistically depicts immigrant life at the beginning of the last century

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