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insofar

[in-suh-fahr, -soh-] /ˌɪn səˈfɑr, -soʊ-/
adverb
1.
to such an extent (usually followed by as):
I will do the work insofar as I am able.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; orig. phrase in so far
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  • Even teaching is not a requirement and only plays a role insofar as it furthers the inquiries of the scholar.
  • insofar as the law permits-which the courts have still to decide-he should be held to account for his crimes.
  • If they all evolve identically, then pond evolution is only random insofar as some specific outcome is unpredictable.
  • The location of the ports is flexible insofar as there must be one on each side.
  • But it is also a beautiful show, beautiful insofar as you can get into these paintings.
  • The process should be neutral insofar as social and political beliefs are concerned.
  • insofar as there's still craziness out there, it's where it should be, in the high-risk margins.
  • These are technical images, insofar as one can take the flash interval as a basis for computing velocity and acceleration.
  • insofar as corpses came up, it was only in anxious reference to the would-be recipient whose time was running out.
  • In fact, there might even be a point of diminishing returns insofar as articles are concerned.

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