like as

conjunction

chiefly dialectal
: in the way or manner that : as
like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth themPsalms 103:13 (Authorized Version)
an eddy there … like as you'd expectC. S. Forester
now usually used with if
it was … like as if the films suddenly come realRichard Llewellyn

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from lik, like, adverb + as

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“Like as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/like%20as. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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