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 for So then
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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