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 in a Sentence

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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as little as

as long as

as long as your/my arm

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“As long as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20long%20as. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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