in some senses

idiom

: in some ways
In some senses, it was a wasted effort.

Examples of in some senses in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her character in the latter, the vivacious, guileless, scene-stealing Helen, with her impeccable comic timing and wardrobe of glittering frocks, is, in some senses, a younger, sweeter, more naïve spiritual sister to the steely Elspeth. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 1 Dec. 2023 In truth, Putin and those old ideologues close to him, such as Patrushev, are becoming in some senses obsolete, their ideas out of step with elite sentiment regarding Ukraine and the West. Tatiana Stanovaya, Foreign Affairs, 8 Aug. 2023 In contrast to such provocateurs as Lars von Trier or Nicolas Winding Refn, who bracket their cinematic endurance tests in compulsory irony, Cronenberg is in some senses a peculiarly earnest filmmaker. Adam Nayman, The New Yorker, 3 June 2022 Scott: So the advent of plastic could be good for the environment in some senses, just by reducing our reliance on certain animal products like tortoise shell and rhinoceros horn, but obviously ushered in use that’s actively harmful to the environment. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 16 May 2023 Much of liberalism’s success arose from a pre-liberal inheritance—the kinds of traditions, institutions, and practices that, in some senses, limited liberals’ worst tendencies. Patrick J. Deneen, Harper’s Magazine , 5 Jan. 2023 The World Cup was omnipresent and, in some senses, seemed larger than Qatar itself. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 14 Dec. 2022 Today, children are in some senses freer than most kids throughout history—but they’re often surveilled and herded into planned activities. Faith Hill, The Atlantic, 22 Nov. 2022 But beyond the ideal casting, the choice to make this Interview a retelling of Louis’ biography—and in some senses a sequel to the book and film—makes room for other helpful adjustments. Time, 22 Sep. 2022 See More

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