to a greater or lesser degree/extent

idiom

: to some degree/extent
This new tax affects everyone to a greater or lesser degree/extent.

Examples of to a greater or lesser degree/extent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the businesses on show were alumni of at least one Futurescope accelerator and to a greater or lesser degree, their solutions aligned with the U.K. government’s net-zero agenda. Trevor Clawson, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2022 Corporatism is an ideology that, to a greater or lesser extent, will lead to the subordination of conventional corporate purpose based around shareholder primacy to objectives set elsewhere. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 2 Dec. 2022 Put another way, Twitter has been establishing itself as a gatekeeper of sorts (an echo of old media clout) into a significant social-media enclave, with the intention that that gate also be used (openly or otherwise, and to a greater or lesser extent) to screen opinions deemed inappropriate. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 21 May 2022 The good news is that patients participating in clinical trials are already talking, and clinicians to a greater or lesser extent are listening. Fabio Gratton, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2022 Last month, the most noticeable developments were the big jumps in the price of energy and food, both of which can be traced, to a greater or lesser extent, to disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine. The New Yorker, 13 Apr. 2022 Inevitably, the current moves with regard to SWIFT (and, for that matter, the measures directed against the Russian central bank) will also, to a greater or lesser extent, risk undermining the dollar as the dominant reserve currency, a role which is of immense value to this country. The Editors, National Review, 28 Feb. 2022 But the group is also asking whether the content of the stories changes levels of alignment and whether each pair's relative enjoyment of the process is linked to a greater or lesser degree of synchrony. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 13 June 2023 Some are original enterprises, but many are pirates, their information copied or translated to a greater or lesser degree from one of the more prominent works. Dennis Duncan, Washington Post, 26 Feb. 2023 See More

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“To a greater or lesser degree/extent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20a%20greater%20or%20lesser%20degree%2Fextent. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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