much as definition
This page has two definitions of much as in English. Much as is a conjunction. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .
- As much as; however much; although; even though.
- 1837, Washington Irving, chapter XVI, in The Rocky Mountains: Or, Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Far West; […], volume I, Philadelphia, Pa.: [Henry Charles] Carey, [Isaac] Lea, & Blanchard, OCLC 1256105404, page 168:
- 1894 December – 1895 November, Thomas Hardy, chapter VI, in Jude the Obscure, 1st American edition, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, publishers, […], published 1896, OCLC 3807889, part V (At Aldbrickham and Elswhere), page 360:
- And then bills were sent in, and the question arose, what could Jude do with his great-aunt's heavy old furniture if he left the town to travel he knew not whither? This, and the necessity of ready money, compelled him to decide on an auction, much as he would have preferred to keep the venerable goods.
- 1927, M[ohandas] K[aramchand] Gandhi, “Child Marriage”, in Mahadev Desai, transl., The Story of My Experiments with Truth: Translated from the Original in Gujarati, volume I, Ahmedabad, Gujarat: Navajivan Press, OCLC 875661731, part I, page 26:
- Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall have to swallow many such bitter draughts in the course of this narrative. And I cannot do otherwise, if I claim to be a worshipper of Truth.
- Largely in the same way as.
- Synonym: like as
- 2017 September 7, Ferdinand Mount, “Umbrageousness”, in Mary-Kay Wilmers, editor, London Review of Books, volume 39, number 17, London: LRB Ltd., ISSN 0260-9592, OCLC 848524821, archived from the original on 19 April 2021:
- [Kartar] Lalvani does not undervalue the achievements of the Mughal Empire, but its canals and irrigation tanks and roads had fallen into decay after the terrible Persian and Afghan invasions of the mid-18th century. For his part, [Shashi] Tharoor cannot forbear to praise the achievements of men like Arthur Cotton, whose Godavari Delta irrigation scheme remains much as he left it in 1852.
- 2020 September 1, Tom Lamont, “The butcher’s shop that lasted 300 years (give or take)”, in The Guardian, London: Guardian News & Media, ISSN 0261-3077, OCLC 229952407, archived from the original on 19 May 2021:
- Much as a single shop may pass down through the children and grandchildren of a family, losing or gaining with each generation, its fortunes and its reputation in flux, so the British high street has been improved and degraded through successive waves of stewardship
largely in the same way as
- “much as” under “much, adj., adv., pron., and n.”, in OED Online
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- “much as, phrase”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
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