as it were definition

  • adverb:
    • familiar with indicate that a word or statement is perhaps perhaps not exact though virtually appropriate.
    • a qualifying phrase always apologize for or even alleviate some phrase that will be thought to be unsuitable or incongruous; in a way.
    • as if it had been really so

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