inasmuch as


in·​as·​much as ˌi-nəz-ˈmə-chəz How to pronounce inasmuch as (audio)
: in the degree that : insofar as
: in view of the fact that : since

Examples of inasmuch as in a Sentence

the economic forecast for the coming decade looks promising, inasmuch as we can predict that far in advance you should not use that source, inasmuch as it is badly out-of-date
Recent Examples on the Web Those sound like decent specs and a nice intro-level Wi-Fi 7 kit, inasmuch as this early adopter tech can be. Wes Davis, The Verge, 26 Oct. 2023 As complications go, few match those that the prince faces, inasmuch as the life of a Royal is essentially built around being displayed as an object of public curiosity. Brian Lowry, CNN, 10 Aug. 2023 Frankly, this is not much of a surprise considering the complexity in both the structure and functioning of international supply chains in the minerals sector the world over, inasmuch as raw materials products often undergo significant transformations once mined. Harry G. Broadman, Forbes, 1 Feb. 2022 And that's a rare experience—inasmuch as anyone is interested in reliving 2003 from the bench seat of a regular-cab Dodge. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 1 Apr. 2023 Arguably, some pullback can be expected given the not irrational but perhaps excessive optimism about the prospects for ‘clean energy’ inasmuch as many nations are in dire financial straits due to the pandemic. Michael Lynch, Forbes, 4 June 2021 Holbein, in turn, embellished Erasmus’s fame by painting his portrait, which was mass-produced and put flesh and blood to Erasmus’s scholarship, which, in turn, inasmuch as a brainy, articulate monk could shatter the earth with his words, was earth-shattering. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 24 Mar. 2022 Cynics suggest that the governor is merely covering his own tracks, inasmuch as the most controversial utility in New York—the Long Island Power Authority—already is a public entity and under his direct control. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 Nonetheless, vodka makers had been exercising their individuality years before this new ruling took effect, inasmuch as vodka can be made from literally any organic material. Richard Carleton Hacker, Robb Report, 8 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of inasmuch as was in the 14th century

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“Inasmuch as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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inasmuch as

in·​as·​much as ˌin-əz-ˌməch-əz How to pronounce inasmuch as (audio)
: considering that : since entry 3 sense 2

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