to a great extent

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: a great extent - to a considerable degree; "he relied heavily on others' data"
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When you knew that you could guess to a great extent the philosophy he wrote.
When the monster had nearly reached the shore where we stood, it suddenly pushed out one of its eyes to a great extent, and emitted from it a terrible flash of fire, accompanied by a dense cloud of smoke, and a noise that I can compare to nothing but thunder.
It was to a great extent a misspent life, and yet, while Byron wasted himself in unworthy ways, he wrote constantly and rapidly, pouring out volumes of poetry at a speed equaled only by Scott.