[səʊ] or [so]
(adv.) in a manner that facilitates; 'he observed the snakes so he could describe their behavior'; 'he stooped down so he could pick up his hat'.
(adv.) to a very great extent or degree; 'the idea is so obvious'; 'never been so happy'; 'I love you so'; 'my head aches so!'.
(adv.) (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed; 'he was so tired he could hardly stand'; 'so dirty that it smells'.
(adv.) in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied; 'They're happy and I hope they will remain so'; 'so live your life that old age will bring no regrets'.
(adv.) to a certain unspecified extent or degree; 'I can only go so far with this student'; 'can do only so much in a day'.
(adv.) in the same way; also; 'I was offended and so was he'; 'worked hard and so did she'.
(adv.) In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
(adv.) It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
(adv.) Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
(adv.) Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?
(adv.) 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.
(conj.) Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.
(interj.) Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.
ad. . Thus, in like manner, for a like reason, with equal reason.. To such a degree, in such a manner.. Likewise, in the same manner, in such a manner, in this way.. Such, in the same state or condition, as it is, as it was.. Therefore, for this reason, on this account.. Thus it is, so it is.. Be it so, thus be it, it is well.
conj. Provided that, on condition that, in case that.
- Yet it was a hard time for sensitive, high-spirited Jo, who meant so well and had apparently done so ill. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- Reason is wholly inactive, and can never be the source of so active a principle as conscience, or a sense of morals. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- It was generally believed that there would be a flurry; that some of the extreme Southern States would go so far as to pass ordinances of secession. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- Which of them had a step so quiet, a hand so gentle, but I should have heard or felt her, if she had approached or touched me in a day-sleep? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Miss Havisham sat listening (or it seemed so, for I could not see her face), but still made no answer. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- It made her blood run sharp, to be thwarted in even so trifling a matter. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- No, I have nothing to give you instead, he said, sitting up and turning so that he faced her. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- But not so easily did Elinor recover from the alarm into which it had thrown her. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- Who, then, shall conduct education so that humanity may improve? 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- One sees very little about it in the newspapers and popular magazines, in spite of the fact that it is the keystone, so to speak, of the motion-picture industry. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The duties of her married life, contemplated as so great beforehand, seemed to be shrinking with the furniture and the white vapor-walled landscape. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- But men of your character are mostly so independent. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- I can't very well do it myself; because my back's so bad, and my legs are so queer. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- So old an art, and so great and continuous a need for its products necessarily must have resulted in much development and progress. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- So there was that. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.