as long as

conjunction

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 in a Sentence

as long as I've got my boots on, I might as well go out and get the firewood
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of as long as was in the 15th century

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“As long as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20long%20as. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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