so long as

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Definition of so long as

1 : during and up to the end of the time that : while so long as you are here, I'm fine
2 : provided that you may go, so long as you return by dinnertime

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so long as you're staying with us, you may not smoke indoors

First Known Use of so long as

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of so long as was in the 14th century

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“So long as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/so%20long%20as. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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