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quite a something/quite some something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquite a something/quite some somethingquite a something/quite some somethingBritish EnglishUNUSUAL used before a noun to emphasize that something is very good, large, interesting etc That was quite a party you had. The engines make quite a noise. It’s quite some distance away. quite
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quite a something/quite some somethingIn this kind of organization a directive style would be seen as quite out-of-place.Let us start from an observation which may seem quite unconnected.The breeding range of island species is small and therefore vulnerable, and the species themselves may be quite primitive.The poll shows that Mr Livingstone's cross-party popularity is quite unprecedented.The problem begins when we realize that some companies are actually quite genuine.But some are quite skeptical of some of his initiatives.Dorothy and I love the city, although our children have quite honestly had some problems.Vassar was just becoming co-ed and there was a lot of tension and, quite frankly, some weird men.
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