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in a way

To some extent; in a sense. Training the interns is, in a way, the most fulfilling part of my job. In a way, he's the most successful actor working today—he doesn't win awards, but his movies always make money.
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in a way

To a certain extent, with reservations; also, in some respects. For example, In a way I like the new styles, or You're right, in a way, but we have to consider the price. [Mid-1800s]
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in a ˈway

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in ˈone way

(also in ˈsome ways) to a certain extent (but not completely): In a way, living in the town is better than the country, because there’s much more to do.In one way, I’m sorry we didn’t stay longer.I agree with you in some ways.
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in a way

1. To a certain extent; with reservations: I like the new styles, in a way.
2. From one point of view: In a way, you're right.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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