in a sense


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in a sense

Partly; in some way(s); in a certain way of looking at it. A: "So all you need to do is get married and they'll let you stay in the country?" B: "In a sense, but there's a lot more work involved than just that." In a sense, the book's story stands as a metaphor for the American dream.
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in a sense

in a way; in one way of looking at it. In a sense, cars make life better. But, in a sense, they also make life worse.
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in a sense

considering a situation in a particular way It is tragic, in a sense, to see a family business destroyed.
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in a sense

Also, in some sense. Sort of, in some ways but not others. For example, In a sense our schools are the best in the state, but the test scores don't always show that , or In some sense I agree with you, but not entirely. [Late 1500s] Also see in a way.
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