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insofar

[in-suh-fahr, -soh-] /ˌɪn səˈfɑr, -soʊ-/
adverb
1.
to such an extent (usually followed by as):
I will do the work insofar as I am able.
Origin of insofar
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; orig. phrase in so far
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  • She was a devout adherent and had been, insofar as he had been able to discover, an ardent Whig.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • insofar as I myself am concerned, I am wholly disinterested.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • He began to wilt, insofar as so rigidly constructed a creature could go limp.

    The Blue Tower Evelyn E. Smith
  • And insofar as he could tell at the distance not a single one of them was of Allied design.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Still, no one gave that much thought, insofar as Wyeth could ascertain.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux

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