as long as

conjunction

Definition of as long as

  1. 1 :  provided that can do as they like as long as they have a B average

  2. 2 :  inasmuch as, since as long as you're going, I'll go too

Examples of as long as in a sentence

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

15th Century

First Known Use of as long as

15th century



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