- of the kind specified: A plan such as you propose will never succeed.
- for example: He considers quiet pastimes, such as reading and chess, a bore.
Examples from the Web for such
Such is her burgeoning popularity Toomey is looking to employ more instructors to lead her highly personalized exercise classes.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There is no such thing as speech so hateful or offensive it somehow “justifies” or “legitimizes” the use of violence.
A few years back, designer John Galliano was fined by the government for sharing just such anti-semitic sentiments in public.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The eating disorder field remains divided over the potential efficacy of such measures.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
No one seems to know who that is—or why they would want to do such a thing.
He might have excused her with the remark that just on such was an accidental inequality the more dangerous.Weighed and Wanting|George MacDonald
As the Will may assume in the absence of such affirmations, and in the direction of them, so it may in opposition to them.Doctrine of the Will|Asa Mahan
Now I had never thought of such a thing until he suggested it.The Story of Scraggles|George Wharton James
We were such good friends, and we felt, I daresay, that it was our duty to love each other.Robert Orange|John Oliver Hobbes
Oh, what a shame to take him through the streets in such a helpless condition!Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens|Margaret White Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for such
determiner (often foll by a corresponding subordinate clause introduced by that or as)
- of the sort specified or understoodsuch books shouldn't be sold here
- (as pronoun)such is life; robbers, rapists, and such
- in the capacity previously specified or understooda judge as such hasn't so much power
- in itself or themselvesintelligence as such can't guarantee success
- for exampleanimals, such as elephants and tigers
- of a similar kind as; likepeople such as your friend John make me angry
- of the (usually small) amount, etcthe food, such as there was, was excellent
Word Origin for such
Word Origin and History for such
Old English swylc, swilc from a Proto-Germanic compound *swalikaz "so formed" (cf. Old Saxon sulik, Old Norse slikr, Old Frisian selik, Middle Dutch selc, Dutch zulk, Old High German sulih, German solch, Gothic swaleiks), from swa "so" (see so) + *likan "form," source of Old English gelic "similar" (see like). Colloquial suchlike (early 15c.) is pleonastic.