per se

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Intrinsically, by itself, not requiring any supporting facts or ideas, standing alone. Latin for, by itself or in itself. Opposite of per accidens.

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I wouldn't say that you are a rude person per se, but I do feel like you can make rude comments sometimes.
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Church and State don't operate mutually per se - there are times when one has enough power to control the other and force their ideas to that other.
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Steve decided that he was going to take up surfing as a hobby, but even after 6 months of practicing, he still could not call himself a surfer per se.
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