to a great extent

idiom

: most of the time
His comments are true to a great extent.

Examples of to a great extent in a Sentence

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“To a great extent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20a%20great%20extent. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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