- to such an extent or degree; so (usually followed by that).
- inasmuch (usually followed by as).
Origin of insomuch
1350–1400; Middle English; orig. phrase in so much
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Examples from the Web for insomuch
The Edward had been a lucky ship, and, insomuch, I had been a lucky fellow.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
This we see before our eyes, insomuch that no one can deny it.
It acted most successfully, insomuch that the animal was completely enveloped.The Prairie Chief
Insomuch that he was one of the greatest antiquarians of the age.English Book Collectors
William Younger Fletcher
Insomuch that I could not say anything in his favour, even when I saw him.
- (foll by as or that) to such an extent or degree
- (foll by as) because of the fact (that); inasmuch (as)
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Word Origin and History for insomuch
late 14c. as a phrase; tending to be run together from 16c.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper