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to that extent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv to that extent to the degree or extent that "insofar as it can be ascertained, the horse lung is comparable to that of man","so far as it is reasonably practical he should practice restraint"
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Quotations

  • David Mamet
    David%20Mamet
    “We respond to a drama to that extent to which it corresponds to our dream life.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    Francois%20De%20La%20Rochefoucauld
    “We pardon to the extent that we love.”
  • Smiley Blanton
    Smiley Blanton
    “The truth is that all of us attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to their greatest extent.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund%20Freud
    “Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent.”
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah%20Arendt
    “Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.”
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
    St.%20Thomas%20Aquinas
    “A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.”

Usage

In literature:

Some contain starch and to that extent can be used as are the cereals and Irish potatoes.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
To this extent it is true that they care nothing for the remarks of obscure men of which they never hear.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
The supremacy was both in degree and extent only that which was delegated by the States to their common agent.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
Tell your foreman that he may call upon us to any extent.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Texas" by Frank Gee Patchin
By the proposal that she should cede to us a territory large enough to constitute nine states equal in extent to Kentucky.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
Dayton came out in force on Saturday to look around and judge for itself the extent of the tragedy that confronted its people.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
To admit that this is not so would be to become to some extent unreal, and to lose something essential to a sense of personality.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Water itself is not an electrolyte to an appreciable extent; that is, it does not form enough ions to carry a current.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
In later years, however, he had to work so hard as to injure his health to the extent that he suffered considerably.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
In putting up the old Oratory, Tufnell had transformed it to an extent that might almost have made Aladdin's Slave of the Lamp jealous.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
I laid a bet with him to that extent and won it.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
He bounded round him to such an extent that Jarwin found it very difficult to get hold of or pat him.
"Jarwin and Cuffy" by R.M. Ballantyne
To some extent that is clearly true.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
Bad as they were, there is no doubt that to a great extent we owed our salvation to those terrible ants.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
To some extent this theory is true, but there are several other causes that operate in producing wind.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
A zoologist's verdict would be that by this act they have forfeited to some extent their place in the animal scale.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
But then, you know, madam, a landlord can not interfere with his guests to that extent.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
She is injuring your brother to an extent that he is not, but ought to be, aware of.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Perhaps she expected that with the girl's beauty as a bribe she could make him forget his dignity to the extent of rebuilding the wall.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
The handsome brick High School Building is damaged to such an extent that it will have to be rebuilt.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
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In poetry:

Kind friends, sweet friends, I hold it hardly fair
With that same bird your minstrel to compare,
Yet in a certain likeness we agree,
No wrong to him and no offence to me;
I take him for the moral he has lent,
My partner, to a limited extent.
"Poem Read At The Dinner Given To The Author" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

It never ceases to amaze me the extent of the knowledge that people have who hate the Bible God (Yaweh).
The secret, to the extent that it still is one, is officially out.
And, to some extent, that makes sense.
We must also ensure that to the extent standardized treatment protocols are employed, they are routinely used to evaluate and improve care, not just deliver it.
To a considerable extent, the strain stems from a calculation by Mr Obama's aides that it is essential to move early in the term.
The latter outnumber the former, but not to the extent that turns an ordinary bad musical into a train wreck.
To the extent that the additional funding is focu...
TELLURIDE – Although the full extent of the San Juan winter to come remains a big question mark, there is little doubt that winter will be here eventually, bringing with it the region's well-earned reputation for avalanche activity.
" "I'm definitely going to radically cut back to the extent that I can, but I cannot teach classes of up to 30 adolescents without materials.
What if someone told you that your right to freedom of speech only existed to the extent you could defend it.
Similarly, states that set up their own exchanges will determine what type of oversight body is needed and the extent to which insurers and consumers are represented.
To the extent that manufacturers do suggest a fair price to their retailers, it's the minimum advertised price (MAP) - or the lowest ticket they'd like to see.
French wine production this year plummeted to the extent that Italy is expected to pass France as the world's largest producer, a trade group estimates.
What is the political calculation of the Paul Ryan pick (to the extent that it's a calculation at all).
Being that it is such an unique weather event, nobody is really sure the extent to which its high winds and flooding will damage the East Coast of the United States.
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In science:

In both cases, the theories are successful to the extent that relevant facts are known.
Physics with exotic probability theory
In this section we would like to explain in a bit more detail to what extent our Penrose limit is different from the one considered by BMN in Ref. . A priori the fact that different Penrose limits seem to exist may appear strange.
Gauge theory description of compactified pp-waves
If the random matrices in the chosen ensemble have the same global symmetry properties as the actual Hamiltonian, this statistical theory describes also the eigenvalues of the Hamiltonian, to the extent that they depend only on symmetry, i.e. they are universal.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
The asymptotic behavior for large κ may be expected to be universal, that is, to some extent independent of the details of the dynamics of the catalysts.
Intermittency in a catalytic random medium
This indicates that the magnetic field suppresses the diffusion in the drift region to an extent that it is not the limiting factor anymore.
High Magnetic Field Performance of a GEM-TPC
The question that we will investigate is how, and to what extent, the facial structure of a Bell polytope determines the facial structure of more complex polytopes.
Lifting Bell inequalities
We assume that this shift symmetry would be broken only to an extent that it does not induce any observable effects.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
We have not yet investigated to what extent the results generalize and remark only that in non-symmetric situations, the norm kTκk should be replaced by the spectral radius.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
To the extent that comparison is possible our work is consistent with these earlier papers.
Evaluating Dark Energy Probes using Multi-Dimensional Dark Energy Parameters
Secondly, RMT techniques allow analytical computations to an extent that is often impossible to achieve in the contexts that they are modelling.
How to generate random matrices from the classical compact groups
To a large extent the asymptotic study of determinantal ensembles reduces to that of the respective kernels [3, 5].
Limit Correlation Functions for Fixed Trace Random Matrix Ensembles
To the extent that one of the most successful theories of nature, namely thermodynamics, is founded on the assumption of ergodicity, we expect true insulators (where this assumption is strongly violated) to be rare and require fine tuning of some sort.
Localization of interacting fermions at high temperature
Our intuition that simple permutations and fundamental antichains are connected is to some extent confirmed by studying classes containing only finitely many simple permutations — we will now show that such classes are partially well-ordered.
A Survey of Simple Permutations
The resulting White Paper reflected the consensus of the SPS heavy-ion community to the extent that consensus could be reached; what was not consensus was not written down.
From SPS to RHIC: Maurice and the CERN heavy-ion programme
Which transitions enter the dynamical picture, and to what extent, is investigated by the exact dynamical treatment that we pursue in terms of the density matrix formalism.
Optical spectra of a quantum dot in a microcavity in the nonlinear regime
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