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nominal
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  • And our dinner hour is nominally (for we dine at all hours) five!
  • Nominally five hundred.

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  • "Well, sir," says Mr. George, "this man with me is the other party implicated in this unfortunate affair—nominally, only nominally— and my sole object is to prevent his getting into trouble on my account.
  • "Well, sir," says Mr. George, "this man with me is the other party implicated in this unfortunate affair—nominally, only nominally— and my sole object is to prevent his getting into trouble on my account.

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as in: a nominal fee Define
insignificantly small
as in: he's nominally in charge Define
in form or name, but not in reality
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