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as far as

conjunction

Definition of as far as

  1. :  to the extent or degree that <is safe, as far as we know> —often used in expressions like “as far as (something) goes” and “as far as (something) is concerned” to mean “with regard to (something)” <we felt pretty safe as far as the fire was concerned — Mark Twain> or in expressions like “as far as (someone) is concerned” to mean “in (someone's) opinion” <as far as I'm concerned, it's a mistake>



14th Century

First Known Use of as far as

14th century


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as far as

preposition

Definition of as far as

  1. :  with regard to :  concerning <neatly groomed and, as far as clothes, casual looking — New York Times> <as far as being mentioned in the Ten Commandments, I think it is — Billy Graham> —chiefly in oral use



Examples of as far as

  1. <as far as a menu for the event, I haven't given it any thought>



1523

First Known Use of as far as

1523


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