insofar

[ in-suh-fahr, -soh- ]
/ ˌɪn səˈfɑr, -soʊ- /

adverb

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
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Idioms and Phrases with insofar as

insofar as

see inasmuch as, def. 2.

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