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such

[ suhch ]
/ sʌtʃ /
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adjective
adverb
so; very; to such a degree: such pleasant people.
in such a way or manner.
pronoun
such a person or thing or such persons or things: kings, princes, and such.
someone or something indicated or exemplified: He claims to be a friend but is not such.
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Idioms about such

    as such. as1 (def. 28).
    such as,
    1. of the kind specified: A plan such as you propose will never succeed.
    2. for example: He considers quiet pastimes, such as reading and chess, a bore.

Origin of such

before 900; Middle English such, swulch, suilch,Old English swilc, swelc<Germanic *swaso1 + *līko-like1; cognate with German solch,Old Norse slīkr,Gothic swaleiks
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How to use such in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for such

such
/ (sʌtʃ) /

determiner (often foll by a corresponding subordinate clause introduced by that or as)
adverb
(intensifier)such nice people; such a nice person that I gave him a present

Word Origin for such

Old English swilc; related to Old Frisian sālik, Old Norse slīkr, Gothic swaleiks, Old High German sulih
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