Definitions

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  • adv. used to indicate that a word or statement is perhaps not exact though practically right.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. a qualifying phrase used to apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. as if it were really so

Etymologies

Probably a truncation of "as it were so". (Wiktionary)

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