- to such an extent or degree; so (usually followed by that).
- inasmuch (usually followed by as).
Origin of insomuch
1350–1400; Middle English; orig. phrase in so much
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Related Words for insomuch asseeing, because, for, now, pending, since, as, although, though, while, considering
- (foll by as or that) to such an extent or degree
- (foll by as) because of the fact (that); inasmuch (as)
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late 14c. as a phrase; tending to be run together from 16c.
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see inasmuch as.
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