[in-suh-fahr, -soh-]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for insofar

considering, as, while, because, since

Examples from the Web for insofar

Contemporary Examples of insofar

Historical Examples of insofar

  • She was a devout adherent and had been, insofar as he had been able to discover, an ardent Whig.

    The Loyalist

    James Francis Barrett

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

    The Loyalist

    James Francis Barrett

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

    The Blue Tower

    Evelyn E. Smith

  • And insofar as he could tell at the distance not a single one of them was of Allied design.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk

    Robert Sydney Bowen

  • Still, no one gave that much thought, insofar as Wyeth could ascertain.

    The Forged Note

    Oscar Micheaux