in a small way

idiom

: to a small extent or degree
In a small way, the experience helped me understand what it's like to be homeless.

Examples of in a small way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And such cooperation could, in a small way, help to stabilize the U.S.-Chinese relationship. Nathan Levine, Foreign Affairs, 16 Mar. 2021 The race to stave off disaster in Ukraine’s war against Russia is unfolding in the battle-scarred fields and forests of Eastern Europe and, in a small way, a quiet wooded area of southwest Finland. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2024 The advent of the internet promised, in a small way, to make Niue and its 2,000 or so residents more connected to the rest of the world. Jacob Judah, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2024 Executive director Jeremy Tran notes that organizations working together can in a small way fill the gap without actors promoting the movie. Rebecca Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Aug. 2023 The essential transport for those who, in a small way, like to do as the jet-setting models of a Gucci campaign — haul their things to and fro in style. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2023 Carry out your core role well, but also attempt to be a thought leader (even if in a small way) in advancing your discipline as a process-engineering discipline, at the intersection of technology, project management and finance. Isaac Cheifetz, Star Tribune, 13 Feb. 2021 The book becomes an object with a life of its own, connecting you in a small way to the mysteries of life on the road. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2022 For those who have not been part of the first year in a baby’s life, her relationship with her mother, and in a small way even with us, was very real. Gale Hollandstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2022

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“In a small way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20a%20small%20way. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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