there is a sense

English translation: there is a sense in which... sense here functioning as "in a certain way"

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English term or phrase:there is a sense
Selected answer:there is a sense in which... sense here functioning as "in a certain way"
Entered by: Jenni Lukac (X)

19:36 May 25, 2011
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Social Sciences - Media / Multimedia
English term or phrase: there is a sense
"It is such a liminal state between fantasy and reality that can be created by the boundaries of soap opera gossip networks. There is a sense, in this unruly world, in which pleasure can transgress the bounderies, and that transgression is brought about by laughter."

I'm a little bit confused about this phrase but here is how I understand it:
This is an unruly world but there is a sense in this world and it is in the fact that pleasure can transgress the boundaries and this transgression is caused by laughter. Does it make sense?
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there is a sense in which... sense here functioning as "in a certain way"
Explanation:
Although it is not completely devoid of the signification "meaning".
Try reading it know:
In this unruly world,there is a sense in which pleasure can transgress the bounderies, and that transgression is brought about by laughter."
in a sense = (not quite, but almost) "in a certain way"
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there is a sense in which... sense here functioning as "in a certain way"


Explanation:
Although it is not completely devoid of the signification "meaning".
Try reading it know:
In this unruly world,there is a sense in which pleasure can transgress the bounderies, and that transgression is brought about by laughter."
in a sense = (not quite, but almost) "in a certain way"

Jenni Lukac (X)
Local time: 04:03
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 24
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Liz Dexter (was Broomfield)
30 mins
  -> Cheers and thanks, Liz.

agree  Jack Doughty
3 hrs
  -> Cheers and thanks, Jack.

agree  Phong Le
17 hrs
  -> Thanks very much, Phong.
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