contraction of in as much, first attested c.1300 as in als mikel, a Northern form. First contracted to in asmuch, then, beginning 14c. and especially since 17c., to one word.
inasmuch as the movement coheres, it has shifted from fairly open and aggressive racism to a more ambivalent, conflicted posture.
He watched her go in at the door, and gently he said to himself, "inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these."
inasmuch as you did it unto one of the least of these, my brethren, you did it unto me.
We took half the credit of the performance to ourselves, inasmuch as Lafayette was a principal actor in it.
It is, indeed, true that I have not done right, inasmuch as I have not made you my confidante.
inasmuch as competition between railway companies is carried on extensively, many such disparities exist.
inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Why do not all women say, "inasmuch as the law has done this wrong unto the least of these my sisters it has done it unto me."
Are you wiser than he, inasmuch as you perceive impossibility where he has failed to discover it?
The devil has a great advantage against us, inasmuch as he has a strong bastion and bulwark against us in our own flesh and blood.