in a sense


Also, in some sense. Sort of, in some ways but not others. For example, In a sense our schools are the best in the state, but the test scores don't always show that, or In some sense I agree with you, but not entirely. [Late 1500s] Also see in a way.

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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
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