To_some_extent vs In_a_manner_of_speaking - What's the difference?
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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.
* to an extent
As it were, figuratively speaking, in a manner, in a way, in a certain respect.
* 1883 , , Treasure Island , ch. 20:
* 1900 , , Lord Jim , ch. 9:
- "Well, well, cap'n," returned the sea-cook, ". . . Why, there you all are together like a happy family, in a manner of speaking ."
* 1913 , , The Amateur Gentleman , ch. 28:
- No doubt it maddened him; it knocked him over afresh—in a manner of speaking .
* 1939 , :
- [H]e is—in a manner of speaking —in eclipse as it were, sir!"
* 1961 , :
- 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.
* 1979 , :
- James.'' Brought up in the country, I suppose?
''Bill. In a manner of speaking , yes.
- Rosenstock.'' If the gentlemen would perhaps like to try the Alpenrose...
''First Hiker.'' Is that a hotel too?
''Rosenstock. In a manner of speaking .
* 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.