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Idioms for as
- equivalent to; in effect; practically: as good as new.
- true to; trustworthy as: as good as his word.
- as being what is indicated; in that capacity: An officer of the law, as such, is entitled to respect.
- in itself or in themselves: The position, as such, does not appeal to him, but the salary is a lure.
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usage note for as
As … as is standard in both positive and negative constructions: The fleet was as widely scattered then as it had been at the start of the conflict. Foreign service is not as attractive as it once was. So … as is sometimes used in negative constructions (… not so attractive as it once was ) and in questions ( “What is so rare as a day in June?” ).
The phrase as far as generally introduces a clause: As far as money is concerned, the council has exhausted all its resources. In some informal speech and writing, as far as is treated as a preposition and followed only by an object: As far as money, the council has exhausted all its resources.
As to as a compound preposition has long been standard though occasionally criticized as a vague substitute for about, of, on, or concerning: We were undecided as to our destination. As to sometimes occurs at the beginning of a sentence, where it introduces an element that would otherwise have less emphasis: As to his salary, that too will be reviewed. As to what and as to whether are sometimes considered redundant but have long been standard: an argument as to what department was responsible. See also all, farther, like1, so1.
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Definition for as (2 of 8)
noun, plural as·ses [as-iz]. /ˈæs ɪz/.
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The conjunction as means “since” or “because,” but it is not used in exactly the same way as the latter. How is as different from because, since, for, and inasmuch as? Find out on Thesaurus.com.
Example sentences from the Web for as
Over the years, Crawford has been largely silent, speaking out only for an as-told-to obituary to Houston published in Esquire.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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AS-SALAAMU ALAIKUM,” this one read, translating to, “Peace be unto you.The Muslim Convert Behind America’s First Workplace Beheading|Michael Daly|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Simmons has perfected what you might call the exposé-as-apologia.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Really Big Coloring Books provided the Beast with images of a couple of the as-yet unreleased supplements.You Can Buy These Anti-ISIS Coloring Books (Featuring a Crucifixion) for Your Kids|Asawin Suebsaeng|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They got all kinds of tony things–tomatoes and cucumbers and as-paragrass, and them little toadstool things.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
The "Pay-as-You-Go" system has reflected favorably on the state's financial reputation.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
He was crotchetty and impracticable, a man of rash judgment and hasty action-as brave and as tenacious as a bulldog.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
Ang mag-una mauy mupikat sa mga tag-as sagbut, The one in front has to push the tall grass to the sides.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
He dodged wearily and repeated his incredible remark: "Ya-as, there is—wimmen—two female ladies onto them there mules."In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for as (1 of 5)
- a military command to withdraw an order, return to the previous position, etc
- a statement to withdraw something just said
- used correlatively before an adjective or adverb and before a noun phrase or a clause to indicate identity of extent, amount, etcshe is as heavy as her sister; she is as heavy now as she used to be
- used with this sense after a noun phrase introduced by the sameshe is the same height as her sister