after a fashion

  1. to some extent; not very well
    he speaks French after a fashion
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How To Use after a fashion In A Sentence

  • This, however, it was easy for him to assuage, after a fashion, for the long, gray, unnourishing mosses were abundant. Earth's Enigmas A Volume of Stories
  • I can cook, after a fashion.
  • Wind south-east; cold dewless nights; the meat has dried after a fashion but not sufficient for keeping any length of time without further exposure to sun and air -- which we must do as soon as we get to camp for several days. McKinlay's Journal of Exploration in the Interior of Australia
  • She was educated — after a fashion — at home.
  • I can play the piano after a fashion.
  • Typical advocates of this view admit that universals exist, after a fashion, but they deny that universals have any existence independent of their instances.
  • He was tried, after a fashion, and turned over to the Roman prefect, with the recommendation that he be executed.
  • 'Do you speak French?' 'After a fashion.'
  • The email service was restored today, after a fashion, and, providing no more than 32 messages were in my mailbox, I was able to download mail as normal.
  • In the 1800s it was not uncommon for orchestral works to be arranged for piano, thereby making home performance possible, after a fashion.
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