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

  • conj. To the extent that.

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  • conj. to the extent that


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  • Only insofar as it influenced military as - trology was it of any great significance.


  • This gave us the power to command the kind of results that he wanteda fascinating exercise in a presidential staff technique, which, insofar as I know, has been unique in the history of the Presidency.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • But he had to keep it together, had to appear personally detached, interested only insofar as he was a homicide detective and Elise Laird was a key player in a fatal shooting.


  • These two key words — righteousness and justice — suggest a legal, if not, indeed, a legalistic turn of mind, and there can be no doubt that in one sense all human relationships, insofar as they approach the ideal, are conceived as norm-informed and norm-determined.


  • What he considers important, however, is that first philosophy be concerned with “the operation of these Common Adjuncts” insofar as “they have efficacy in nature,” and without regard to divisions of the sciences.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • I told him that insofar as I was equipped, by years as an editor and critic and workshop at­tendee or instructor, by a lifetime of reading and struggling to overcome the flaws in my own writing, by everything I knew or believed or suspected about good writing, that he seemed — in my view — to possess no talent for writing.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • Guderian himself had no doubts as to the right course, and insofar as his proximity to ObdH allowed it, there is little doubt that Bock supported him.


  • But insofar as specific assertions are made, it would be good to be clear which of the four varieties and, if relevant, which subvarieties theyre meant to apply to.

    Creative Capitalism

  • If you know the roads because you play the same course time after time, as I did at M&C, or if you have an Italian friend who is familiar with the area, then driving will be an issue only insofar as you will be dodging the usual assortment of oncoming Mercedeses and Fiats, and watching young men on motorcycles fly past a few inches from your fenders.

    The Italian Summer

  • Siri knew all about the early days of the Hegira — at least insofar as they pertained to the Maui-Covenant and the colonists — and she occasionally would come up with delightful bits of archaic trivia or phraseology, but she knew nothing of post-Hegira realities.

    Prayers To Broken Stones


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