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[in-suh-muhch, -soh-] /ˌɪn səˈmʌtʃ, -soʊ-/
to such an extent or degree; so (usually followed by that).
inasmuch (usually followed by as).
Origin of insomuch
1350-1400; Middle English; orig. phrase in so much Unabridged
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Examples from the web for insomuch
  • The father could not forbear weeping aloud, insomuch that in the agonies of his grief the seat shook under him.
  • But the next day the saint's strength began entirely to fail him, insomuch that he was no longer able to attend business.
  • insomuch as the physicians of record have identified etiological causes for the skin disorders, they cannot be due.
  • insomuch as this error is repeatable and measurable, it can be mapped and corrected.
  • insomuch as the prior conviction was in district court, this is adequate to show representation.
  • insomuch as the order was punitive in nature rather than coercive, this appeal is from a criminal contempt citation.
  • insomuch as this reduces an employer's expenditure on workplace conditions, employment of children may be less costly.
  • insomuch as they conflict with this ordinance, hereby repealed.
British Dictionary definitions for insomuch


foll by as or that. to such an extent or degree
(foll by as) because of the fact (that); inasmuch (as)
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Word Origin and History for insomuch

late 14c. as a phrase; tending to be run together from 16c.

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