One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way (used to be less precise)‘areas which have been, as it were, pushed aside’
so to speak, in a manner of speaking, in a way, in some way or other, to some extent, so to sayView synonyms
- ‘Not really hungry, the trio dined early and lightly, eating, as it were, out of habit rather than desire.’
- ‘I was feeling truly at odds with the world, in it, but not of it, as it were.’
- ‘This book, not scholarly by any manner of means, takes us on a cultural excursion, as it were.’
- ‘Also in Eire, there's a scheme for paying a living wage to artists once they have proved themselves, as it were.’
- ‘Some of the young stags early in a hunt may turn and stand at bay for short periods as a sort of posturing, as it were, to the hounds.’
- ‘All it seems to do, though, is set out a number of procedural steps, as it were.’
- ‘It is clearly more powerful if you can identify a trend, because one rises above the individual dispute, as it were.’
- ‘Like racoons, they have found niches in urban areas, living in our trash, as it were.’
- ‘He was told what the terms were and he, as it were, gave his blessing.’
- ‘Instead of me trying to get inside Harry's head, as it were, he started getting inside mine.’
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