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To a crum
to a fault
to a great extent
to a greater extent
To a hair
to a higher place
to a large extent
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to a lower place
to a man
To a nicety
to a T
to a tee
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to a degree definitions

Merriam Webster's

phrasal 1. to a remarkable extent ; exceedingly <I felt desolate to a degree — Charlotte Brontė> 2. in a small way <to a degree he succeeded>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

7. (Arith.) Three figures taken together in numeration; thus, 140 is one degree, 222,140 two degrees. 8. (Algebra) State as indicated by sum of exponents; more particularly, the degree of a term is indicated by the sum of the exponents of its literal factors; thus, a^2b^3c is a term of the sixth degree. The degree of a power, or radical, is denoted by its index, that of an equation by the greatest sum of the exponents of the unknown quantities in any term; thus, ax^4 + bx^2 = c, and mx^2y^2 + nyx = p, are both equations of the fourth degree. 9. (Trig.) A 360th part of the circumference of a circle, which part is taken as the principal unit of measure for arcs and angles. The degree is divided into 60 minutes and the minute into 60 seconds. 10. A division, space, or interval, marked on a mathematical or other instrument, as on a thermometer. 11. (Mus.) A line or space of the staff. Note: The short lines and their spaces are added degrees. Accumulation of degrees. (Eng. Univ.) See under Accumulation. By degrees, step by step; by little and little; by moderate advances. ``I'll leave it by degrees.'' --Shak. Degree of a curve or surface (Geom.), the number which expresses the degree of the equation of the curve or surface in rectilinear co["o]rdinates. A straight line will, in general, meet the curve or surface in a number of points equal to the degree of the curve or surface and no more. Degree of latitude (Geog.), on the earth, the distance on a meridian between two parallels of latitude whose latitudes differ from each other by one degree. This distance is not the same on different parts of a meridian, on account of the flattened figure of the earth, being 68.702 statute miles at the equator, and 69.396 at the poles. Degree of longitude, the distance on a parallel of latitude between two meridians that make an angle of one degree with each other at the poles -- a distance which varies as the cosine of the latitude, being at the equator 69.16 statute miles. To a degree, to an extreme; exceedingly; as, mendacious to a degree. It has been said that Scotsmen . . . are . . . grave to a degree on occasions when races more favored by nature are gladsome to excess. --Prof. Wilson.

Moby Thesaurus

a bit, a little, after a fashion, appositely, appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, comparatively, detectably, extremely, fairly, germanely, in a manner, in a measure, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely, kind of, leastwise, merely, mildly, moderately, modestly, not absolutely, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, only, part, partially, partly, pertinently, pretty, pro tanto, proportionately, purely, quite, rather, relatively, relevantly, scarcely, simply, slightly, so far, somewhat, sort of, thus far, to an extent, to some degree, to some extent, tolerably, very, visibly

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