insofar as


: to the extent or degree that
we agree only insofar as the budget is concerned

Examples of insofar as in a Sentence

The news is good insofar as it suggests that a solution may be possible. insofar as I know, there are no other complications for obtaining the building permit
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of insofar as was in the 15th century

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“Insofar as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

insofar as

in·​so·​far as
: to the extent or degree that
helped us insofar as she was able
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