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[in-suh-fahr, -soh-] /ˌɪn səˈfɑr, -soʊ-/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Two blockheads are worse than one insofar as they tend to regard each other as a source of wisdom.

  • insofar as I myself am concerned, I am wholly disinterested.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • I wish to say that insofar as I can I hope to promote the enactment of further legislation of this character.

  • He began to wilt, insofar as so rigidly constructed a creature could go limp.

    The Blue Tower Evelyn E. Smith
  • But she was somewhat disappointed in Mr. Ekdahl insofar as his handling of the family funds was concerned; is that right?

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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