so much as

adverb

: even sense 1c
scowls if I so much as look at him

Examples of so much as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new brunette hue has not so much as an inkling of honey tones, but rather cooler shades that blend stunningly with the superstar's long layers. Marci Robin, Allure, 1 Mar. 2023 But nothing changed so much as the industry in the pandemic. Journal Sentinel, 27 Feb. 2023 So quiet was the nature of Indiana's control of the game that, by its end, the Hoosiers weren't met with hostility so much as silence. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Feb. 2023 The first season received a 38% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and failed to garner so much as a single Golden Globe nomination. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 24 Feb. 2023 See all Example Sentences for so much as 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of so much as was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“So much as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/so%20much%20as. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

so much as

adverb
: even entry 3 sense 5
nobody would so much as look at you
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