Definition of in a way (or in some ways or in one way) in English:

in a way (or in some ways or in one way)


  • To a certain extent (used to reduce the effect of a statement)

    ‘in some ways television is more challenging than theatre’
    • ‘It is merely worth observing that the claims he makes are in some ways pretty modest.’
    • ‘It is quite sad in some ways that the finals are over, but I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the future.’
    • ‘As soon as the sun sets I have to get changed into my jeans and put a jumper on, which is quite a relief in some ways.’
    • ‘Being an actor is quite passive in some ways; I want to be more active in the near future.’
    • ‘Her conclusions are similar in some ways but in others are quite distinct.’
    • ‘It was nice having them around in a way but they do make quite mess in your garden.’
    • ‘I suppose blogging is like life in some ways; it has its good as well as its bad periods.’
    • ‘Modelling was great in some ways but I felt it was a very lonely career as well.’
    • ‘It's entirely arbitrary in some ways, but grief is not a simple process that you switch on or off.’
    • ‘He wasn't so wrong in some ways, and that's why his description has stayed with me.’
    • ‘I don't doubt that my husband loved me, but I also know that I was a trophy in some ways.’
    • ‘We used to spend all of our free time together and, in some ways, we are more like sisters.’
    rather, quite, fairly, moderately, somewhat, a little, slightly, a shade