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 History of this Word

"as" is from "alswa" (quite so) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

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"as" is a type of small common word

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Meaning 3

Definition

Indicates to the extent or to the degeee. Compares two items. Can be applied to a wide range of things.

Examples of how the word is used

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
Taken as directed they should last 12 hours.