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Here are expressions that are used to qualify statements so as to lessen impact, e.g. to appear polite or modest or to soften a blow.
See also Category:English modal adverbs
Pages in category "English hedges"
The following 80 pages are in this category, out of 80 total.
- a good deal
- above all
- according to Hoyle
- according to one's understanding
- after all
- all else being equal
- as far as one knows
- at a glance
- at first blush
- at first glance
- at first sight
- at the end of the day
- at the same time