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To_some_extent vs In_a_manner_of_speaking - What's the difference?

to_some_extent | in_a_manner_of_speaking | Related terms |

To_some_extent is a related term of in_a_manner_of_speaking.

As adverbs the difference between to_some_extent and in_a_manner_of_speaking

is that to_some_extent is partly; in part while in_a_manner_of_speaking is as it were, figuratively speaking, in a manner, in a way, in a certain respect.




  • Partly; in part.
  • Synonyms

    * to an extent * somewhat




  • As it were, figuratively speaking, in a manner, in a way, in a certain respect.
  • * 1883 , , Treasure Island , ch. 20:
  • "Well, well, cap'n," returned the sea-cook, ". . . Why, there you all are together like a happy family, in a manner of speaking ."
  • * 1900 , , Lord Jim , ch. 9:
  • No doubt it maddened him; it knocked him over afresh—in a manner of speaking .
  • * 1913 , , The Amateur Gentleman , ch. 28:
  • [H]e is—in a manner of speaking —in eclipse as it were, sir!"
  • * 1939 , :
  • Because in a manner of speaking I am sentimental about my childhood—not my own particular childhood, but the civilization which I grew up in and which is now, I suppose, just about at its last kick.
  • * 1961 , :
  • James.'' Brought up in the country, I suppose?
    In a manner of speaking , yes.
  • * 1979 , :
  • Rosenstock.'' If the gentlemen would perhaps like to try the Alpenrose...
    ''First Hiker.'' Is that a hotel too?
    In a manner of speaking .

    Usage notes

    * Often used as an accompaniment to a metaphor or a play on words.


    * so to speak


    * Roget's International Thesaurus , fourth edition. T. Y. Crowell Co., 1977. * Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language . Random House, 1996.