in·​so·​far ˌin-sə-ˈfär How to pronounce insofar (audio)
: to such extent or degree

Examples of insofar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the overall iPhone 13 models should look about the same as Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup with respect to the overall form factor, the upcoming iPhone 13 will feature a slight design change insofar that the notch on the device will be distinctively smaller. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 6 Apr. 2021 Thomas' argument is rather simple insofar that demographic parameters can be easily modulated to explain how a minority of German males could have a quick impact on the dominant Y chromosomal signal among the English. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2011 Design-wise, the iPhone 13 will look similar to the iPhone 12 insofar that Apple thankfully isn’t planning a return to the rounded edge design that defined the iPhone since the iPhone 6. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 1 Apr. 2021 This is okay, insofar as the objective of these sanctions is to deter Russia from taking further unacceptable actions in Eastern Europe or, for that matter, the 2018 midterm elections. Richard Nephew, Fortune, 26 July 2017 Both Google My Business and Map Maker are a bit like Wikipedia, insofar as they are largely built and maintained by millions of contributors. David Segal, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2016 The abundance of caution or sensitivity around releasing reports is understandable insofar as many European officials fear fueling the rise of reactionary parties and ethno-nationalist counter-crime. James Poulos, Orange County Register, 22 Apr. 2017 The former is only an issue insofar as Goldman still sets off a Pavlovian response in the post-financial-crisis world— Bess Levin, The Hive, 17 Jan. 2017 Paterson, by contrast, seems reactive and, insofar as the movie is based on patterns of repetition, thoroughly predictable. Justin Chang, The Mercury News, 4 Jan. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of insofar was in 1596

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“Insofar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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