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as many

The same number of. For example, He changed jobs four times in as many years means he changed jobs four times in four years. [ c. 1400 ]
as many as. A phrase used to qualify the meaning of many as a very large number, depending on what follows it. For example, You can take as many pens as you need. [ Late 1300s ]
Also see: as much as
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