as . . . as
Also, so . . . as. Used with an adjective or adverb to show similarity or equality of one thing with another. The as . . . as construction appears in numerous similes, including the idioms as rich as Croesus, as big as life, as good as done. (In this book, when such idioms occur without the first as, they can be found under the adjective or adverb, rich as . . .; big as . . .; good as . . .; etc.; those that do not, like as far as, as long as, as well as, are found at as below.) The construction so . . . as is often preferred in negative statements like I couldn't sleep, not so much as a wink, a usage dating from the 1200s. Also see as far as.
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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
More low hanging fruit: the $37 Russ-as-Che-Guevara t-shirts available on his website.
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