something of


: to some degree
used to make a statement or description less forceful or definite
He is something of an expert with car repair.We have something of a problem here.The movie was something of a disappointment.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Or My Mom Will Shoot salad days on the Paramount+ dime, Schwarzenegger is using his streaming platform as something of a time machine. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 May 2023 And for all the film’s complexities, Leterrier describes his drop-everything-and-get-over-here participation in its production as something of a joy. Vulture, 22 May 2023 Lately, though, Johannesburg has been something of a political punchline, a metropolis where many residents’ spirits are as dark as the streetlights. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 17 May 2023 Where to Eat and Drink in Saratoga Springs There's no doubt that the town of just 30,000 people is something of a foodie destination, with dozens of cuisines served at eateries around town. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 13 May 2023 Current art from Central America has been something of an omission for major L.A. museums, a dearth that is notable in a county where more than 15% of residents — some three-quarters of a million people — trace their origins to the region. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2023 The Align Pants, which launched in 2015, have something of a cult. Ramishah Maruf, CNN, 6 May 2023 The defensive end’s selection was something of a turning point in these days, where the club now decides to go with the best player and tweak the system. Sportsday Staff, Dallas News, 28 Apr. 2023 And so, there appears to be something of a standstill at a time when the industry can ill afford it. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 25 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Something of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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