contraction of in as much, first attested c.1300 as in als mikel, a Northern form. First contracted to in asmuch, then, beginning 14c. and especially since 17c., to one word.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for inasmuch

Contemporary Examples of inasmuch

Historical Examples of inasmuch

  • Inasmuch as you did it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, you did it unto me.

  • It is, indeed, true that I have not done right, inasmuch as I have not made you my confidante.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

  • There are some people like oysters, inasmuch as they leave an after-taste behind them.

    The Slave Of The Lamp

    Henry Seton Merriman

  • Are you wiser than he, inasmuch as you perceive impossibility where he has failed to discover it?

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald