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in part

partly; to a lesser degree or extent. I was not there, in part because of my disagreement about the purpose of the meeting. I also had a previous appointment. I hope to win, in part because I want the prize money. in particular specifically; especially. I'm not going anywhere in particular. Of the three ideas, there is one I like in particular.
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in part

Also, in large or small part . To some extent, not wholly, somewhat. For example, We didn't get to Chicago, in part because we didn't have time, or Jerry was the one to blame, in large part because he was the one who hired the contractor, or The attorney himself was in small part responsible for this witness. [Late 1300s]
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in ˈpart

partly; to some extent: Her success was due in part to luck. OPPOSITE: in full
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in part

To some extent; partly.
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To this experience, also, may evidently be traced no small part of the intense sympathy with the oppressed poor, especially with helpless children, which is so prominent in his novels.
There was nothing to do but to bring out the scissors and cut the beard, whereby a small part of it was lost.
Archer had always been inclined to think that chance and circumstance played a small part in shaping people's lots compared with their innate tendency to have things happen to them.
A small part only of the Serpentine is in the Gardens, for soon it passes beneath a bridge to far away where the island is on which all the birds are born that become baby boys and girls.
They had been diversions, incidents, part of the game men play, but a small part at most.
It was a small part of the deck that I could overlook, but enough for our purpose.
They all reflect and absorb his rays alike, and the former make but a small part of the glorious picture which he beholds in his daily course.
The education that I received at Hampton out of the text-books was but a small part of what I learned there.
In well-tempered governments it requires as much care as anything whatsoever, that nothing be done contrary to law: and this ought chiefly to be attended to in matters of small consequence; for an illegality that approaches insensibly, approaches secretly, as in a family small expenses continually repeated consume a man's income; for the understanding is deceived thereby, as by this false argument; if every part is little, then the whole is little: now, this in one sense is true, in another is false, for the whole and all the parts together are large, though made up of small parts.
Baghdad / NINA / The spokesman of the Joint Special Operations Command, Yahiya Rasool announced that liberalization of Fallujah battles are continuous and the security forces control more than half of the district, and what is left is a very small part and pockets will be cleared today or tomorrow.
Small part of our economy ONLY about one tenth of UK GDP is linked to exports to the EU - so that means nine out of 10 UK jobs aren't.
Detective Inspector Jonathan Jones, from the West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit, said: "This is just a small part of what has been, and still is, a long and complex investigation into John Anslow and his gang, by a number of different law enforcement agencies.
Q This may seem like a silly problem, but for the third time I ruined a small part when I clamped it in my bench vise.
Jubilant supporters celebrated their 4-1 World Cup win with the chant: "You're just a small part of Scotland.
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