per se

Definition

By itself.

Use per se in a sentence

I would not say that the restaurant was bad per se but I would not eat dinner there again after tonight.

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The item would be sold per se and that meant that it would not have any other item boosting it up to drive sales.

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When my company needed to lay off a lot of workers during the Great Recession, the workers we chose to lay off had not done anything wrong per se, but were by far the employees who were the weakest performers.

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