from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • conj. As if: looked as though they had been quarreling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • conj. As to suggest the idea that; as if, as would be true if.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv.
  • conj. as if.


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  • Ivan Sergeevich becomes agitated, as though this is the best piece of news he has heard in a long time.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • His ceramic heart palpitated, felt as though it would thump out of the hard wall of his painted chest.


  • Then Malvina shakes her head as though to shake off dark thoughts.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Nina Sergeevna flaps her arms as though trying to take off, a huge bat with jagged front teeth.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Andrei, I doodle and then, underneath, I write Slava, in careful, big, calligraphic letters, as though this deliberate effort could reveal some meaning behind the names, something deeper beneath the surface, where all those un-Pioneer yearnings burrow in their shameful caves.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • He's a wonderful musician and songwriter, so it's not as though he had no creative or expresive outlets.

    Inside Higher Ed

  • His features once again schooled in the manner she knew all too well, her father said, “It sounds as though you have had many adventures since you joined Star-fleet, Domenica.”


  • We light up and lean back, feeling relaxed and hedonistic now, lazily poking into our plates as though our parents forced us to eat Napoleons every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Borya and I watch him saunter toward his door as drizzle falls onto the windshield and smudges his contours, as though he were already beginning to be erased from memory.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • The unicorn's own heart ached as though a huge griffin held and squeezed it in its claws.

    The Devil's Advocate


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