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    something of an artist

    When you say "something of a noun", does it mean "a very high level of the noun" or "the noun to some extent"?
    Was he a very brilliant artist or a proper or modest artist by this?

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    ex)...One reason why Nietzsche has been able to speak to so many creative artists is that he was himself something of an artist among philosophers. He wrote good poetry and composed music, and the most significant friendship in his life was with the composer Wagner....

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    Re: something of an artist

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    When you say "something of a noun", does it mean "a very high level of the noun" or "the noun to some extent"?
    Was he a very brilliant artist or a proper or modest artist by this?

    st172
    ex)...One reason why Nietzsche has been able to speak to so many creative artists is that he was himself something of an artist among philosophers. He wrote good poetry and composed music, and the most significant friendship in his life was with the composer Wagner....
    "to some extent"

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