much as


: however much : even though

Examples of much as in a Sentence

much as I'd like to blame you, I know I can't
Recent Examples on the Web But cabbage is a wonderful cruciferous vegetable that should be loved just as much as kale and its trendy brethren. Treehugger Editors, Treehugger, 7 Sep. 2023 According to the brand’s testing, users may expect to see as much as 70 percent fewer UV spots after applying this product twice daily for up to 12 weeks. ELLE, 31 Aug. 2023 The National Weather Service says Portland and surrounding areas should see as much as a quarter to a half inch of rain through the day. oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2023 California Hurricane Hilary forecast recalls infamous 1939 storm that killed scores of Californians Aug. 17, 2023 Some areas could even see as much as a year’s worth of rain in a 24-hour period Sunday — and if not then, over the next few days. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 Companies could be required to implement this API to adhere to transparency best practices, much as they are required to implement accessibility features to make their apps and websites usable for people with disabilities. Surya Mattu, WIRED, 22 Aug. 2023 Their airborne exodus became known as Operation Pedro Pan, because much as J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan flew away to a magical land without supervision, the Pedro Pan kids left Cuba without their parents., Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Aug. 2023 The amount of rain could total three to six inches over a wide area between Saturday and Monday, with some places seeing as much as 10 inches. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, 18 Aug. 2023 Evil lurks in these mean streets just as much as in the elegant home inhabited by the 12-year-old Regan (Linda Blair) in The Exorcist. Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of much as was circa 1699

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“Much as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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