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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

So \So\, adv. [OE. so, sa, swa, AS. sw[=a]; akin to OFries,
   s[=a], s?, D. zoo, OS. & OHG. s?, G. so, Icel. sv[=a], sv?,
   svo, so, Sw. s?, Dan. saa, Goth. swa so, sw? as; cf. L. suus
   one's own, Skr. sva one's own, one's self. [root]192. Cf. As,
   Custom, Ethic, Idiom, Such.]
   1. In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or
      as implied, or as supposed to be known.
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            Why is his chariot so long in coming? --Judges v.
                                                  28.
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   2. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like
      reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively,
      following as, to denote comparison or resemblance;
      sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
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            As a war should be undertaken upon a just motive, so
            a prince ought to consider the condition he is in.
                                                  --Swift.
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   3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with
      as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to
      escape.
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            I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the
            beginning and progress of a rising world. --T.
                                                  Burnet.
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            He is very much in Sir Roger's esteem, so that he
            lives in the family rather as a relation than
            dependent.                            --Addison.
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   4. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can
      not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so
      wisely.
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   5. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in
      this or that condition or state; under these
      circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to
      something just asserted or implied; used also with the
      verb to be, as a predicate.
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            Use him [your tutor] with great respect yourself,
            and cause all your family to do so too. --Locke.
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            It concerns every man, with the greatest
            seriousness, to inquire into those matters, whether
            they be so or not.                    --Tillotson.
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            He is Sir Robert's son, and so art thou. --Shak.
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   6. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this
      reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a
      conjuction.
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            God makes him in his own image an intellectual
            creature, and so capable of dominion. --Locke.
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            Here, then, exchange we mutually forgiveness;
            So may the guilt of all my broken vows,
            My perjuries to thee, be all forgotten. --Rowe.
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   7. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; --
      used to express assent.
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            And when 't is writ, for my sake read it over,
            And if it please you, so; if not, why, so. --Shak.
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            There is Percy; if your father will do me any honor,
            so; if not, let him kill the next Percy himself.
                                                  --Shak.
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   8. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive;
      as, so the work is done, is it?
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   9. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward
      tone; as, do you say he refuses? So? [Colloq.]
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   10. About the number, time, or quantity specified;
       thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so
       in the country; I have read only a page or so.
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             A week or so will probably reconcile us. --Gay.
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   Note: See the Note under Ill, adv.
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   So . . . as. So is now commonly used as a demonstrative
      correlative of as when it is the puprpose to emphasize the
      equality or comparison suggested, esp. in negative
      assertions, and questions implying a negative answer. By
      Shakespeare and others so . . . as was much used where as
      . . . as is now common. See the Note under As, 1.
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            So do, as thou hast said.             --Gen. xviii.
                                                  5.
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            As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. --Ps.
                                                  ciii. 15.
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            Had woman been so strong as men.      --Shak.
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            No country suffered so much as England. --Macaulay.
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   So far, to that point or extent; in that particular. "The
      song was moral, and so far was right." --Cowper.

   So far forth, as far; to such a degree. --Shak. --Bacon.

   So forth, further in the same or similar manner; more of
      the same or a similar kind. See And so forth, under
      And.

   So, so, well, well. "So, so, it works; now, mistress, sit
      you fast." --Dryden. Also, moderately or tolerably well;
      passably; as, he succeeded but so so. "His leg is but so
      so." --Shak.

   So that, to the end that; in order that; with the effect or
      result that.

   So then, thus then it is; therefore; the consequence is.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

as \as\ ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa,
   AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf.
   G. als as, than, also so, then. See Also.]
   1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner;
      like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in
      accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree
      in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall
      be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you
      sow; do as you are bidden.
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            His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved
            his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay.
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   Note: As is often preceded by one of the antecedent or
         correlative words such, same, so, or as, in expressing
         an equality or comparison; as, give us such things as
         you please, and so long as you please, or as long as
         you please; he is not so brave as Cato; she is as
         amiable as she is handsome; come as quickly as
         possible. "Bees appear fortunately to prefer the same
         colors as we do." --Lubbock. As, in a preceding part of
         a sentence, has such or so to answer correlatively to
         it; as with the people, so with the priest.
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   2. In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the
      view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue
      considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.
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            The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man
            merely as a king.                     --Dewey.
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   3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he
      trembled as he spoke.
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            As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak.
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   4. Because; since; it being the case that.
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            As the population of Scotland had been generally
            trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently
            prepared.                             --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in
      meaning).
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            We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the
            interest, transient as it may be, which this work
            has excited.                          --Macaulay.
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   6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence,
      after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.]
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            I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall
            never find thee.                      --Rowe.
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   So as, so that. [Obs.]
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            The relations are so uncertain as they require a
            great deal of examination.            --Bacon.
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   7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]
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            He lies, as he his bliss did know.    --Waller.
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   8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to
      introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
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   9. Than. [Obs. & R.]
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            The king was not more forward to bestow favors on
            them as they free to deal affronts to others their
            superiors.                            --Fuller.
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   10. Expressing a wish. [Obs.] "As have,"

   Note: i. e., may he have. --Chaucer.
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   As . . as. See So . . as, under So.

   As far as, to the extent or degree. "As far as can be
      ascertained." --Macaulay.

   As far forth as, as far as. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

   As for, or As to, in regard to; with respect to.

   As good as, not less than; not falling short of.

   As good as one's word, faithful to a promise.

   As if, or As though, of the same kind, or in the same
      condition or manner, that it would be if.

   As it were (as if it were), a qualifying phrase used to
      apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be
      regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.

   As now, just now. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

   As swythe, as quickly as possible. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

   As well, also; too; besides. --Addison.

   As well as, equally with, no less than. "I have
      understanding as well as you." --Job xii. 3.

   As yet, until now; up to or at the present time; still;
      now.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

As \As\, n. [See Ace.]
   An ace. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   Ambes-as, double aces.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

As \As\, n. (Chem.)
   the chemical symbol for arsenic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

As \As\, n.; pl. Asses. [L. as. See Ace.]
   1. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to
      nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into
      twelve ounces.
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   2. A Roman copper coin, originally of a pound weight (12
      oz.); but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two
      ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and
      afterwards to half an ounce.
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