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[in-suh-muhch, -soh-]
  1. to such an extent or degree; so (usually followed by that).
  2. inasmuch (usually followed by as).
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Origin of insomuch

1350–1400; Middle English; orig. phrase in so much
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Examples from the Web for insomuch

Historical Examples of insomuch

  • The Edward had been a lucky ship, and, insomuch, I had been a lucky fellow.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • This we see before our eyes, insomuch that no one can deny it.

  • It acted most successfully, insomuch that the animal was completely enveloped.

    The Prairie Chief

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Insomuch that he was one of the greatest antiquarians of the age.

    English Book Collectors

    William Younger Fletcher

  • Insomuch that I could not say anything in his favour, even when I saw him.

British Dictionary definitions for insomuch


  1. (foll by as or that) to such an extent or degree
  2. (foll by as) because of the fact (that); inasmuch (as)
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Word Origin and History for insomuch

late 14c. as a phrase; tending to be run together from 16c.

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