: as it would be if
- It was as if he had lost his last friend.
: as one would do if
- He ran as if ghosts were chasing him.
- It seemed as if the day would never end.
—used to say that something is not true, not possible, will not happen, etc.
—sometimes used informally as an interjection to say that something suggested or claimed is impossible, incorrect, or ridiculously unlikely to be true
- "I am sure I am very affectionate," said Dora; "you oughtn't to be cruel to me, Doady!" "Cruel, my precious love! As if I would—or could—be cruel to you, for the world!"
- —Charles Dickens
- A simple collection of songs? As if. How about a conceptual ode to London's millennia-old history?
- —Craig McLean
- Big budgets? High-priced actresses? As if! The film cost a modest $13 million, a figure achieved by not casting stars, but rather stars-in-the-making …
- —Nicholas Fonseca