as much as
{adv. phr.} 1. or[much as] Even though; although. * /As much as I hate to do it, I must stay home and study tonight./ 2. or[so much as] Just the same as; almost; practically; really. * /By running away he as much as admitted that he had taken the money./ * /You as much as promised you would help us./ * /The clerk as much as told me that I was a fool./ Compare: AS GOOD AS. 3. See: FOR AS MUCH AS.

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  • as much as — {adv. phr.} 1. or[much as] Even though; although. * /As much as I hate to do it, I must stay home and study tonight./ 2. or[so much as] Just the same as; almost; practically; really. * /By running away he as much as admitted that he had taken the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In as much as — In In, prep. [AS. in; akin to D. & G. in, Icel. [=i], Sw. & Dan. i, OIr. & L. in, Gr. en. [root]197. Cf. 1st {In }, {Inn}.] The specific signification of in is situation or place with respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For as much as — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for as much as — {conj.}, {formal} Because; since. * /For as much as the senator is eighty years old, we feel he should not run for reelection./ Syn.: INASMUCH AS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for as much as — {conj.}, {formal} Because; since. * /For as much as the senator is eighty years old, we feel he should not run for reelection./ Syn.: INASMUCH AS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • As well as — Well Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE. wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG. wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v[ a]l, Goth. wa[ i]la;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • As far as — Far Far, adv. 1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other. [1913 Webster] 2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • As good as — Good Good, adv. Well, especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible. [1913 Webster] As good almost kill a man as kill a good book. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • As good as — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • as far as — or[so far as] {adv. phr.} 1. To the degree or amount that; according to what, how much, or how far. * /John did a good job as far as he went, but he did not finish it./ * /So far as the weather is concerned, I do not think it matters./ * /As far… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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