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per seadverb

uk   /ˌpɜː ˈseɪ/ us   /ˌpɝː ˈseɪ/ formal
(Definition of per se from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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per seadverb [not gradable]

us   /pɜr ˈseɪ/
by or of itself: It is not a pretty town per se, but it is where my family comes from, so I like it.
(Definition of per se from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “per se”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自身,本身…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自身,本身…
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