so that


Examples of so that in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is there a respectful way to ask people to either turn their music down or off so that those of us wishing for quiet can also share the space? Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2023 On Wednesday, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus put forth their proposal which would fund the government until January so that the House can pass appropriation bills funding the government at the level approved during the fiscal fight by McCarthy and Biden. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 23 Sep. 2023 Grocery shopping, still paid for by the employees at a markup, was done by sweatshop operators so that the workers wouldn’t leave the premises, Clinton said. Kimmy Yam, NBC News, 22 Sep. 2023 But HBCUs have long been underfunded, and Daniels Rubenstein and other experts say more needs to be done so that increasing interest translates to greater enrollment capacity. Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 These conditions can make it so that the usual routes for weight loss are unattainable to someone. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2023 Instead of a full 360-degree elastic waistband that many maternity jeans have, these were designed with comfortable side slits so that the front still looks like a traditional pair of jeans. Nykia Spradley, Glamour, 21 Sep. 2023 But the scheme has since expanded so that anyone over 18 and living in the UK can sign up. WIRED, 21 Sep. 2023 Palmer then pulled out the fraudulent checks from the legitimate ones so that James could personally pick them up personally. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 13 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of so that was before the 12th century

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“So that.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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