in some sense

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in some sense

Partly; in some or certain way(s). A: "So all you need to do is get married and they'll let you stay in the country?" B: "In some sense, but there's a lot more work involved than just that." In some sense, the book's story stands as a metaphor for the questionable ideals of the so-called American dream.
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As one artist, who asked not to be named, said, "Is this really an open process, or is it going to be about connections?" Then, too, there's the fact that the show will be, in some sense, a state-of-the-union report on MOMA and P.S.
Although consumers may benefit in some sense from protective regulation of the consumer credit market, for example, they may suffer if regulation leads to a restriction in the availability of low-cost credit options or if increased costs are passed on to consumers.