in some degree

in some degree
somewhat, in some measure, to some extent

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  • degree — In Sheridan s The Rivals (1775), we find the assertion Assuredly, sir, your father is wrath to a degree, meaning ‘your father is extremely cross’. The use survived in more florid English into the 20c and was accepted by Fowler (1926) ‘however… …   Modern English usage

  • some, somewhat — Some is an adjective of indefinite number (some money, some fruit). Applied adverbially in the sense of somewhat ( rather, to some degree ), some is nonstandard. Say The patient is somewhat (not some) better today. Some is informal or slangy in… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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  • some — /sʌm / (say sum), weak form /səm / (say suhm) adjective 1. being an undetermined or unspecified one: some poor fellow. 2. certain (with plural nouns): some friends of mine. 3. of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.: some variation …  

  • some — /sum/; unstressed /seuhm/, adj. 1. being an undetermined or unspecified one: Some person may object. 2. (used with plural nouns) certain: Some days I stay home. 3. of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.: to some extent. 4.… …   Universalium

  • degree */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈɡriː] / US [dɪˈɡrɪ] noun Word forms degree : singular degree plural degrees 1) [countable] a unit for measuring temperature. Measurements are often expressed as a number followed by the symbol ° It will probably be a few degrees colder by… …   English dictionary

  • degree — [[t]dɪgri͟ː[/t]] ♦♦ degrees 1) N COUNT: with supp, usu N of n You use degree to indicate the extent to which something happens or is the case, or the amount which something is felt. These man made barriers will ensure a very high degree of… …   English dictionary

  • degree — de|gree [ dı gri ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount an amount of something such as a feeling or a quality: The job requires a high degree of skill. The schools have had varying degrees of success in improving their test scores. some degree of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Degree — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Relative quantity. < N PARAG:Degree >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 degree degree grade extent measure amount ratio stint standard height pitch Sgm: N 1 reach reach …   English dictionary for students

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