insomuch as

conjunction

in·​so·​much as ˌin(t)-sō-ˈməch- How to pronounce insomuch as (audio)

Examples of insomuch as in a Sentence

insomuch as one can ever know about these things, their marriage seems solid as a rock
Recent Examples on the Web Are you allowed to tease your experience shooting in the Arctic for Part Two? Only insomuch as nothing has ever been filmed in the Arctic for a movie of this scale. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 July 2023 But the Department of Defense has relaxed its requirement in recent years, insomuch as football players can defer their military service until their NFL careers are complete. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2023 The future of education in the metaverse shouldn’t be considered a replacement insomuch as an enhancement of in-person learning. David Lucatch, Forbes, 20 May 2022 The poster child for this—insomuch as a 70-something retiree from the oil and gas industry can be a poster child—was a man named Doyle Crenshaw. Chris Heath, The Atlantic, 15 July 2021 The coronavirus pandemic has complicated aviation insomuch as pilots aren’t getting enough opportunities to fly because airlines have grounded planes and scaled back operations due to a slump in demand. Alan Levin, Bloomberg.com, 10 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Insomuch as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insomuch%20as. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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