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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How to use in a way in a sentence
How can you tell what you will do, while you are thus once-in-a-way drunk?Marmaduke Merry | William H. G. Kingston