to a certain extent

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See: in part, quasi
References in classic literature ?
That did break the monotony to a certain extent. There is more excitement about Bath-chairing--especially if you are not used to the exhilarating exercise--than might appear to the casual observer.
In the paddles of the extinct gigantic sea-lizards, and in the mouths of certain suctorial crustaceans, the general pattern seems to have been thus to a certain extent obscured.
So it was that these surrounding heights, already established and to a certain extent proved, were retained.