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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.
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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.
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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
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              I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the
              beginning and progress of a rising world. --T.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  as \as\ ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa,
     AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf.
     G. als as, than, also so, then. See Also.]
     1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner;
        like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in
        accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree
        in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall
        be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you
        sow; do as you are bidden.
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              His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved
              his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay.
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     Note: As is often preceded by one of the antecedent or
           correlative words such, same, so, or as, in expressing
           an equality or comparison; as, give us such things as
           you please, and so long as you please, or as long as
           you please; he is not so brave as Cato; she is as
           amiable as she is handsome; come as quickly as
           possible. "Bees appear fortunately to prefer the same
           colors as we do." --Lubbock. As, in a preceding part of
           a sentence, has such or so to answer correlatively to
           it; as with the people, so with the priest.
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     2. In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the
        view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue
        considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.
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              The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man
              merely as a king.                     --Dewey.
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     3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he
        trembled as he spoke.
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              As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak.
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     4. Because; since; it being the case that.
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              As the population of Scotland had been generally
              trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently
              prepared.                             --Sir W.
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     5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in
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              We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the
              interest, transient as it may be, which this work
              has excited.                          --Macaulay.
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     6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence,
        after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.]
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              I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall
              never find thee.                      --Rowe.
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     So as, so that. [Obs.]
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              The relations are so uncertain as they require a
              great deal of examination.            --Bacon.
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     7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]
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              He lies, as he his bliss did know.    --Waller.
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     8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to
        introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
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     9. Than. [Obs. & R.]
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              The king was not more forward to bestow favors on
              them as they free to deal affronts to others their
              superiors.                            --Fuller.
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     10. Expressing a wish. [Obs.] "As have,"
     Note: i. e., may he have. --Chaucer.
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     As . . as. See So . . as, under So.
     As far as, to the extent or degree. "As far as can be
        ascertained." --Macaulay.
     As far forth as, as far as. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     As for, or As to, in regard to; with respect to.
     As good as, not less than; not falling short of.
     As good as one's word, faithful to a promise.
     As if, or As though, of the same kind, or in the same
        condition or manner, that it would be if.
     As it were (as if it were), a qualifying phrase used to
        apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be
        regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.
     As now, just now. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     As swythe, as quickly as possible. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     As well, also; too; besides. --Addison.
     As well as, equally with, no less than. "I have
        understanding as well as you." --Job xii. 3.
     As yet, until now; up to or at the present time; still;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  As \As\, n. [See Ace.]
     An ace. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     Ambes-as, double aces.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  As \As\, n. (Chem.)
     the chemical symbol for arsenic.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  As \As\, n.; pl. Asses. [L. as. See Ace.]
     1. A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to
        nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into
        twelve ounces.
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     2. A Roman copper coin, originally of a pound weight (12
        oz.); but reduced, after the first Punic war, to two
        ounces; in the second Punic war, to one ounce; and
        afterwards to half an ounce.
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