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to a great extent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv to a great extent to a considerable degree "he relied heavily on others' data"
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
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    “What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.”

Usage

In literature:

Most of you are aware that slavery prevails to a great extent in America.
"Peter Parley's Tales About America and Australia" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
To a great extent, he acted up to it as well.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
The superstitions of the times are no doubt responsible to a great extent for the success which was attained by this Maid of Orleans.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
A woman might escape to a great extent the penalty of a wicked deed.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Education, which had been to a great extent a class monopoly, gradually penetrated to all ranks and grades of society.
"Queen Victoria" by E. Gordon Browne
In the rendering here given I have to a great extent followed Dr. Pusey.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
The selection of incidents is also to a great extent the same.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
In the latter sense occupation means to a great extent individual control and ownership.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
The condition of the latter resembled to a great extent that of the old Egyptian vassals in Phoenicia or Southern Syria.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
To a great extent the training was on ordinary lines.
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
Its crudities would have been lost, to a great extent, even upon a critic.
"The Dreamer" by Mary Newton Stanard
Like Rembrandt he was to a great extent his own master.
"The Book of Art for Young People" by Agnes Conway
Ere long even the form of imprisonment was, to a great extent, set aside, and the knife of the assassin was set at work.
"The Days of Mohammed" by Anna May Wilson
The character of tone thus produced determined the character of the music composed for these instruments to a great extent.
"How to Listen to Music, 7th ed." by Henry Edward Krehbiel
The deposit has been demonstrated to be of great extent; the marble has been pronounced of a very superior quality.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
It may affect the values of a painting to some extent and it is a great influence upon the colors.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
This depends to a great extent upon the degree of perfection with which combustion is obtained.
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
The choice of species for a woodlot must be governed to a great extent by the location.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
They are building up a market for Negro labor, and neutralizing to a great extent the baleful influence of the trades unions' hostility.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
These birds winter most abundantly in coastal waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, and to a lesser extent, the Great Lakes.
"Ducks at a Distance" by Robert W. Hines
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In poetry:

Now I hold it is not decent for a scientific gent
To say another is an ass,--at least, to all intent;
Nor should the individual who happens to be meant
Reply by heaving rocks at him, to any great extent.
"The Society Upon The Stanislaus" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Thanksgiving is still one of the few American holidays that commercialism has not managed to exploit to a great extent.
I had many heroes as a child growing up, and I'll go further and say that they were good decent people and admittedly had an influence, to a great extent, on my behavior.
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In science:

Properties of branching processes in random environment are specified to a great extent by the properties of the associated random walk.
Branching processes in random environment die slowly
This has changed drastically, following a publication in Science in 2003 (Ref. ), which to great extent has triggered the intensive experimental and theoretical/computational research on BFO during the last 5–6 years.
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
Hence, the definition of a ‘local site’ is to a great extent arbitrary.
Necessity of Superposition of Macroscopically Distinct States for Quantum Computational Speedup
To a great extent, invariant-theoretic properties of (G : Vθs ) are determined by its simple reduction.
Invariant Theory of little adjoint modules
This means that we can improve the capability of the media system to a great extent.
General conditions for the generation of long-distance entanglement
All these imperfections arise from technological rather than from fundamental issues, and we have demonstrated that such systematic errors can be cancelled out to a great extent.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
In the social networks literature, network clustering has been discussed to a great extent in the context of so-called block models, [71, 419] which are essentially just divisions of networks into communities or blocks according to one criterion or another.
The structure and function of complex networks
Hence the emission is expected to be coherent to a large extent, which greatly amplifies the signal.
Detection and imaging of atmospheric radio flashes from cosmic ray air showers
The above algorithm is applied to a wide variety of images and it is observed that the local details are preserved to a great extent.
Locally Adaptive Block Thresholding Method with Continuity Constraint
Though these two approaches, technical and conceptual, need to overlap to a great extent, there is a recognizable shift in the emphasis between the two approaches.
Gravity as an emergent phenomenon: A conceptual description
FR Wolf and (to a much greater extent) FR Smirnov both have difficulties in high dimensions, failing completely once the dimensionality becomes too great.
A Kernel Method for the Two-Sample Problem
Firstly, the visibility of the AS graph can be influenced to a great extent by which vantage points are used, not by how many.
A critical look at power law modelling of the Internet
To a great extent the patterns of citations may be a function of discipline.
Citing for High Impact
Indeed, as we will see, our new knowledge about KLT is to a large extent directly built upon several of the great discoveries that have been made within recent years.
Perturbative Gravity and Gauge Theory Relations -- A Review
It is my opinion that these are the essential features necessary and to a great extent su(cid:14)cient for describing multiparticle production successfully from the QCD point of view. A detailed model which respects these features I would tend to trust; one which does not I would question. .
Geometry of Multihadron Production
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