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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv esthetically in a tasteful way "this building is aesthetically very pleasing"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • esthetically According to the principles of esthetics; with reference to the sense of the beautiful.
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  • James Joyce
    “Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.”


In literature:

Yet Unamuno is not a romanticist, mainly because Romanticism was an esthetic attitude, and his attitude is seldom purely esthetic.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
These psychic forces are loathing, shame, and moral and esthetic ideal demands.
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex" by Sigmund Freud
The cabin of the slave was, at best, a place to eat and sleep in; there was no thought of the esthetic in such places.
"The Negro Problem" by Booker T. Washington, et al.
In vain the silent man imbibed esthetic tea.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
Her clothes had an esthetic touch.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
The advance was first of all internal; it was an esthetic idea.
"The Photoplay" by Hugo Münsterberg
I could see Isabel turning to the esthetics in the Catholic service.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
They shall dispense an esthetic gospel and accumulate ancient bric-a-brac to their hearts' content.
"The House that Jill Built" by E. C. Gardner
By the charitable that deed was but imputed to sudden transports of esthetic passion, not to any flagitious quality.
"The Piazza Tales" by Herman Melville
All his arts, therefore, are rooted in ancestral beliefs and in archaic esthetic forms.
"The Unwritten Literature of the Hopi" by Hattie Greene Lockett
The effect of the whole is very strong and striking, and esthetically considered it belongs to the dramatically conceived moods of Chopin.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
This intellectual sympathy and appreciation should take on esthetic relations.
"Letters from a Father to His Son Entering College" by Charles Franklin Thwing
What has the author to say of education, religion and esthetics?
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
Does it pay to spend time on the esthetic side of cooking and serving?
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
He had rather thin, esthetic lips, half concealed by his mustache.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
He desires his food served with proper regard to cleanliness and esthetic taste.
"What a Young Husband Ought to Know" by Sylvanus Stall
And then Paul Valmain's pale, aristocratic, esthetic face came before him.
"The Belovéd Traitor" by Frank L. Packard
It is an effect not wholly due to the esthetic sense of the nation.
"Home Fires in France" by Dorothy Canfield
Freer's house drunk with the esthetic.
"Abroad at Home" by Julian Street
Practically all of its esthetic expression has been seriously hurt by the same fault.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh

In news:

Their twisted solution is to use non- anorexic girls whose bodies are thin enough to meet the industry's bizarre aspirational esthetic for adult women.
The challenge is integrating the often cold medical environments with warm, caring esthetics .
Where dish esthetics are concerned, there are two types of owners: hiders and flaunters.
Providing education in arts and sciences of cosmotology and esthetics .
Esthetics wasn't really big back then, she explains.
Hone is also an esthetics instructor at American Beauty Academy in Payson.
But the performance, far from proving the ease with which pop sophistication can segue into classical esthetic realms, demonstrated just the opposite.
Her experience and dedication to esthetics will be a great addition to the medical staff at Privé .
SINCE the 1950's, architects have, for both economic and esthetic r easons, stripped stone and masonry from skyscrapers and replaced r igid steel frames with lighter, more flexible frames made of s tronger steel.
As a matter of taste, hip-hop does challenge older pop esthetics.
Anyone who remembers Richard Taruskin's arch-Romantic interpretations of Ockeghem and Couperin knows why he is so anxious to discredit the Early Music movement and the performance esthetic it has engendered.
North Woods Clinical Massage Therapy & Esthetics.
There is nothing anyone can do to make satellite dishes esthetically appealing.
But while you're urging your esthetics clients to slather on the product generously and repeatedly, remind them that they can significantly boost the protection factor with a little bit of smart dressing.
One of the things that made many of the classic horror films in the 1970s effective is they were done cheaply and sported a gritty esthetic.

In science:

In other cases it is useful, for example when one wishes to roughen a smooth surface for adhesion or to obtain some specific optical or esthetic properties.
Percolation-dependent Reaction Rates in the Etching of Disordered Solids
Combined, the underlying images and associated meta-data provide a data set that is not just esthetically pleasing but is also scientifically meaningful.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
In these cases, our contribution would only be to simplify the theorems’ statements and thus a merely esthetical one.
The ergodic decomposition of asymptotically mean stationary random sources
These cocycles ci are chosen so that [[ci, ci ]] = 0 (which, fortunately, is possible) and having shortest possible expression (for esthetic reasons). 4.2.
Deformations of the Lie algebra o(5) in characteristics 3 and 2
We dropped the t dependence of a and b in the above matrix for esthetic reason.
On Painleve Related Functions Arising in Random Matrix Theory
First and foremost, Voiculescu’s free probability theory is an intrinsically appealing sub ject worthy of study from a purely esthetic point of view.
Three lectures on free probability
Since it cuts the number of multiplets down from five to two, and uniquely fixing the hypercharge assignments, this unification achieves substantial esthetic gains over its starting point.
Future Summary
Fortunately, there probably is an easy fix here, if this problem turns out to be real. It may not be esthetically appealing to those who insist that the universe must be completely beautiful, but it does appear to work.
Stability Theory and the Foundations of Physics: A Challenge to Real Analysis and Numerical Calculation
As a fine point we mention that the choice of 4/π 3 by Stegeman is for esthetical reasons only, the best possible value with his method happens to lie close to this value.
A one-sided power sum inequality
Science or art? How esthetic standards grease the way through the publication bottleneck but undermine science.
Scientific Utopia: II. Restructuring incentives and practices to promote truth over publishability