- to such an extent (usually followed by as): I will do the work insofar as I am able.
Origin of insofar
First recorded in 1590–1600; orig. phrase in so far
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Examples from the Web for insofar
Certification is voluntary only insofar as work as a physician is voluntary.Rand Paul and the Certification Racket
August 11, 2014
That is good, insofar as voters who have been hurt or helped by Obamacare can make themselves heard.Want Hope in 2014? Forget Politics, Focus on Energy and Medicine
December 31, 2013
We forgive them insofar as Assange and company weaken American power and American authority.Sunday Q&A: Josef Joffe on the Myth of American Decline
November 17, 2013
The GOP economic plan, insofar that it exists, calls for austerity budgets, deep tax cuts, and tight monetary policy.GOP Aims to Cut $40 Billion Out of Food Stamps to Foil Illusory ‘Cheaters’
September 5, 2013
And of course I was pro-Israel insofar as I was pro-peace; I was a Christian.Life After AIPAC's False Dichotomies
September 4, 2013
Insofar as I myself am concerned, I am wholly disinterested.
She was a devout adherent and had been, insofar as he had been able to discover, an ardent Whig.
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