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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Such \Such\, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[imac]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. [root]192. See So, Like, a., and cf. Which.] 1. Of that kind; of the like kind; like; resembling; similar; as, we never saw such a day; -- followed by that or as introducing the word or proposition which defines the similarity, or the standard of comparison; as, the books are not such that I can recommend them, or, not such as I can recommend; these apples are not such as those we saw yesterday; give your children such precepts as tend to make them better. [1913 Webster] And in his time such a conqueror That greater was there none under the sun. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] His misery was such that none of the bystanders could refrain from weeping. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Note: The indefinite article a or an never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as, such a man; such an honor. The indefinite adjective some, several, one, few, many, all, etc., precede such; as, one such book is enough; all such people ought to be avoided; few such ideas were then held. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the particular quality or character specified. [1913 Webster] That thou art happy, owe to God; That thou continuest such, owe to thyself. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. The same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed. "[It] hath such senses as we have." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Certain; -- representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned. [1913 Webster] In rushed one and tells him such a knight Is new arrived. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year. --James iv. 13. [1913 Webster] Note: Such is used pronominally. "He was the father of such as dwell in tents." --Gen. iv. 20. "Such as I are free in spirit when our limbs are chained." --Sir W. Scott. Such is also used before adjectives joined to substantives; as, the fleet encountered such a terrible storm that it put back. "Everything was managed with so much care, and such excellent order was observed." --De Foe. [1913 Webster] Temple sprung from a family which . . . long after his death produced so many eminent men, and formed such distinguished alliances, that, etc. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Such is used emphatically, without the correlative. [1913 Webster] Now will he be mocking: I shall have such a life. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Such was formerly used with numerals in the sense of times as much or as many; as, such ten, or ten times as many. [1913 Webster] Such and such, or Such or such, certain; some; -- used to represent the object indefinitely, as already particularized in one way or another, or as being of one kind or another. "In such and such a place shall be my camp." --2 Kings vi. 8. "Sovereign authority may enact a law commanding such and such an action." --South. Such like or Such character, of the like kind. [1913 Webster] And many other such like things ye do. --Mark vii. 8. [1913 Webster]