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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.
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            And in his time such a conqueror
            That greater was there none under the sun.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            His misery was such that none of the bystanders
            could refrain from weeping.           --Macaulay.
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   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.
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   2. Having the particular quality or character specified.
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            That thou art happy, owe to God;
            That thou continuest such, owe to thyself. --Milton.
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   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.
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   4. Certain; -- representing the object as already
      particularized in terms which are not mentioned.
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            In rushed one and tells him such a knight
            Is new arrived.                       --Daniel.
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            To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and
            continue there a year.                --James iv.
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   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.
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               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.
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               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.
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   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.
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            And many other such like things ye do. --Mark vii.
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