B: My father prepared a photo album for my sister’s birthday. It had 30 photographs of her, one for every year of her life so far, he said.
A: Did he include one photo from every year, from when she was a baby until this year?
B: No, I think he just chose 30 of his favorite pictures of her. The idea was to have a historical document of her life.
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A: Yes, and the more time goes on, the more of a sense of history it will have. It will be a snapshot of time for her to look back on. It’s a lovely thought.
B: It’s like going through your old school photos. You know it’s you in the pictures, but you can hardly believe it. It’s as if you are looking at a previous life, one that you only faintly remember, lived by a younger person that looks vaguely like you.
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
These two words are essentially interchangeable. Other synonyms include: roughly, somewhat, fairly, a touch, a shade, slightly and rather.
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