in a certain sense

See: quasi
References in classic literature ?
I am indeed, in a certain sense a Circle," replied the Voice, "and a more perfect Circle than any in Flatland; but to speak more accurately, I am many Circles in one.
What she said next sounded to him, in a certain sense, enigmatic.
Strychnine is, in a certain sense, a cumulative poison, but it would be quite impossible for it to result in sudden death in this way.
In one of her moods Helen had confessed that she still "enjoyed" it in a certain sense.
Seeing that for such direct accusation before witnesses, if false or even mistaken, I should myself in a certain sense be made responsible, I am aware of that.