to some extent


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to some extent

Somewhat; partly; in a limited way or to a limited degree. Your essay would be improved to some extent by tidying up your paragraphs, but your topic on the whole has some fundamental problems. The administration is willing to negotiate to some extent but it is not ready to make any significant changes to the legislation.
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to some extent

to some degree; in some amount; partly. I've solved this problem to some extent. I can help you understand this to some extent.
See also: extent

to...extent

used to show how far something is true or how great an effect it has: To a certain extent, we are all responsible for this tragic situation.He had changed to such an extent (= so much) that I no longer recognized him.The pollution of the forest has seriously affected plant life and, to a lesser extent, wildlife.To what extent is this true of all schools?
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The anti-treaty shopping provisions in the new treaty, which are to some extent more liberal than the provisions contained in other recent U.
In recent decades rehabilitation practices have been introduced and, to some extent, adopted in mental health settings.
At the present time, much of America - including Congress and to some extent the Internal Revenue Service - is out of sync with capital flow thinking.
These strengths are offset to some extent by a more entrepreneurial and opportunistic operating strategy than Reckson's sector peers, and the possible strain this strategy could place on financial policy and flexibility in the future.
These coverage levels are being subsidized to some extent by short-term, low-cost bank debt.
These factors mitigate the company's relatively modest position in Hong Kong's volatile property development market and insulate its financial profile to some extent from current difficulties in Hong Kong and throughout the region.