as though


: as if

Examples of as though in a Sentence

the applause was so great it was as though the toddler's dance class had been the Bolshoi Ballet
Recent Examples on the Web This is bigger than the retail sector and yet so many caregivers are made to feel as though our efforts are small–and not worthy of support. Phyllis Fagell, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 Mars in Pisces feels as though an associate is hard work. Debbie Frank, Peoplemag, 10 Apr. 2024 Other screenshots show the same questions but with different responses, as though someone were trying out different answers with a software program. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2024 The agency says the dissociative aspect comes from its ability to make users feel as though they’re detached from their pain and the environment around them. Sasha Hupka, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024 When my depression hasn’t improved or worsened, providers have abruptly discharged me from their care without a treatment plan, or simply began treating me worse, as though the inefficacy of their therapies could only stem from my noncompliance or bad vibes. Maria Yagoda, Vogue, 25 Mar. 2024 But that might be because, as a result of various safety and ethical concerns, the researchers were doing the monitoring themselves, and staff were instructed to carry on as though the robots weren’t there. Stephanie H. Murray, The Atlantic, 21 Mar. 2024 The mayor nodded and smiled, but also flinched, as though struck by spittle. E. Tammy Kim, The New Yorker, 20 Mar. 2024 The line delivery and lip-syncing animations both feel robotic, as though an actual chatbot were talking at you through the screen. Jess Weatherbed, The Verge, 19 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of as though was in the 12th century

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“As though.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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as though

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