so long as

conjunction

Definition of so long as

  1. 1 :  during and up to the end of the time that :  while so long as you are here, I'm fine

  2. 2 :  provided that you may go, so long as you return by dinnertime

Examples of so long as in a Sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of so long as

14th century


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