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as if

conjunction

Definition of as if

  1. 1 :  as it would be if <it was as if he had lost his last friend>

  2. 2 :  as one would do if <he ran as if ghosts were chasing him>

  3. 3 :  that <it seemed as if the day would never end>



Examples of as if in a sentence

  1. <she looked as if she wanted to ask one more question before we left>



13th Century

First Known Use of as if

13th century


AS IF Defined for Kids

as if

conjunction

Definition of as if for Students

  1. 1 :  the way it would be if <It's as if we'd never left.>

  2. 2 :  as someone would do if <They acted as if they knew me.>

  3. 3 :  2that 1 <It seemed as if the day would never end.>




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