as long as


as long as

conjunction

Definition of AS LONG AS

1
:  provided that <can do as they like as long as they have a B average>
2
:  inasmuch as, since <as long as you're going, I'll go too>

Examples of AS LONG AS

  1. <as long as I've got my boots on, I might as well go out and get the firewood>

First Known Use of AS LONG AS

15th century

Related to AS LONG AS

Synonyms
as, since, because, being (as or as how or that) [chiefly dialect], 'cause, considering, for, inasmuch as, now, seeing, whereas

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