[æz;əz] or [æz,əz]
(adv. & conj.) 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.
(adv. & conj.) 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.
(adv. & conj.) While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.
(adv. & conj.) Because; since; it being the case that.
(adv. & conj.) Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning).
(adv. & conj.) That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such.
(adv. & conj.) As if; as though.
(adv. & conj.) For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
(adv. & conj.) Than.
(adv. & conj.) Expressing a wish.
(n.) An ace.
(n.) A Roman weight, answering to the libra or pound, equal to nearly eleven ounces Troy weight. It was divided into twelve ounces.
(n.) 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.
Synonyms and Synonymous
ad. . In the manner that.. Like, similar to, for example, of the same kind with, in the same manner with.. Viewed like, taken in the character of, considered in the state of.. While, during the time that, at the same time that.. Because, since, for the reason that.. To the degree that, in the same proportion that.. Being of the kind which, being of the class who.
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adv. conj. and pron. in that degree so far as ... as: the consequent in a co-relation expressing quantity degree &c. as ... as such ... as same ... as: since because: when while: expressing merely continuation or expansion for instance: similarly: for example: while: in like manner: that who which (after such same).—As concerning As to As for so far as concerns; As it were so to speak in some sort; As much the same; As well (as) just as much (as) equally (with).
n. in Norse mythology one of the gods the inhabitants of Asgard:—pl. Aesir (ā′ser).
n. Latin unit of weight 12 ounces (L. unci): a copper coin the unit of the early monetary system of Rome.
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- As a walking companion, Emma had very early foreseen how useful she might find her. Jane Austen. Emma.
- She had always a new bonnet on, and flowers bloomed perpetually in it, or else magnificent curling ostrich feathers, soft and snowy as camellias. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- I told his impudence that the gilt pestle and mortar was quite ornament enough; as if I was born, indeed, to be a country surgeon's wife! William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- As shown in the original designs, Fig. 116, she is a double ender, whose sides were to be 5 feet thick. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- The wind, indeed, seemed made for the scene, as the scene seemed made for the hour. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- You will wring no more hearts as you wrung mine. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Reason is wholly inactive, and can never be the source of so active a principle as conscience, or a sense of morals. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- They possess significance only as movements toward something away from what is now going on. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- I am also to take it as a matter of fact that the proposal to withdraw from the engagement came, in the first instance, from YOU? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- 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. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- He bucked her out along the shore Qf the lake and as soon as she was reasonable they went on back along the trail. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- Animal and vegetable matter buried in the depth of the earth sometimes undergoes natural distillation, and as a result gas is formed. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- The boy's eyes had lighted with pleasure as I spoke, and I saw him glance from his rusty trappings to the magnificence of my own. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- In each bladder was a small quantity of dried peas, or little pebbles, as I was afterwards informed. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- Dose, teaspoonful to one-half wineglassful, as needed. William K. David. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians.
- He is not quite such an ass as I have hitherto supposed. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- It was almost as amusing to the Victorian English as the story of Balaam's ass. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- Oh, what an ass I have been! Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- As to Twemlow, he is so sensible of being a much better bred man than Veneering, that he considers the large man an offensive ass. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- My dear Rosy, you don't expect me to talk much to such a conceited ass as that, I hope, said Lydgate, brusquely. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- He is the greatest ass in the world. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- He is an ass, and I am an invalid, and we are likely to make all sorts of mistakes between us. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- I shall always delight to meet an ass after my own heart when I shall have finished my travels. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Did Judy really think you could bring yourself to marry that portentous little ass? Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- But what in the name of the devil is your ass of a coachman keeping us here for? Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- An ass,' said the doctor again, after a further silence of some minutes. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- What steadiness could I expect from such an ass as Worcester? Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Mr. Jinks,' said the magistrate gravely, 'you are an ass. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- I speak now, of course, in the supposition that the gentle reader has not been abroad, and therefore is not already a consummate ass. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Captain Billings, he drawled finally, if you will pardon my candor, I might remark that you are something of an ass. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.