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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
His upper, and part of his lower lip, were clean shaved; a small part of one cheek and his nose were to be seen; all the rest of his face was covered with hair, or hid under the patch.
An officer of his readiness and practice saw at once that I might be made to diminish no small part of the ways and means of his present campaign, and precisely in proportion as he admired me, he began to look cold and indifferent.
Conversation with any of them occupied but a small part of it.
But already we have enrolled certain retainers who may play no small part in what is to come.
The education that I received at Hampton out of the text-books was but a small part of what I learned there.
This," said the Nome King, "is but a small part of my army.
The particularly important thing about this offer was that only a small part of the money need be had at once--the rest one might pay a few dollars every month.
Nor would it have been an expectation of a hopeful kind, since a small part of his income was derived from the pilotage of timid women (mostly of a full habit and past the middle term of life) from Tellson's side of the tides to the opposite shore.
His gray eyes were glancing under a pair of shaggy brows, that over hung them in long hairs of gray mingled with their natural hue; his scraggy neck was bare, and burnt to the same tint with his face; though a small part of a shirt-collar, made of the country check, was to be seen above the overdress he wore.
His definition of citizen includes only a small part of the population of any Greek city.
The natural equipment to accomplish some small part of
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