[ in-suh-fahr, -soh- ]
/ ˌɪn səˈfɑr, -soʊ- /
to such an extent (usually followed by as): I will do the work insofar as I am able.
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Origin of insofar
First recorded in 1590–1600; orig. phrase in so far
Words nearby insofar
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Idioms and Phrases with insofar as
see inasmuch as, def. 2.
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