(conj.) In case that; granting, allowing, or supposing that; -- introducing a condition or supposition.
(conj.) Whether; -- in dependent questions.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
conj. . Suppose that, admitting that, allowing that.. Whether, whether or not.
conj. an expression of doubt; whether: in case that: supposing that.—As if as it would be if.
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- 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.
- Will was not quite contented, thinking that he would apparently have been of more importance if he had been disliked. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- For instance, if he took his supper after a hard day, to the Dead March in Saul, his food might be likely to sit heavy on him. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I have something beyond this, but I will call it a defect, not an endowment, if it leads me to misery, while ye are happy. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- Father's a sweeter singer than ever; you'd never have forgotten it, if you'd aheard him just now. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- 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? Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- There's money in this case, Watson, if there is nothing else. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Certainly, if you wish it. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- The porter lit it again, and I asked if that was all the light the clerk sent. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- You needn't, if you don't like, ma'am,' was his answer. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- You'll hit something next time, if you look sharp. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- If I _am_ missed, it will appear. Jane Austen. Mansfield Park.
- I have as yet spoken as if the varieties of the same species were invariably fertile when intercrossed. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- I wish, Mr. Yeobright, you could give me something to keep that once belonged to her--if you don't mind. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- But still the disappointed father held a strong lever; and Fred felt as if he were being banished with a malediction. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Legree, in a fury, swore she should be put to field service, if she would not be peaceable. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Your stepson, if Mr. Rigg Featherstone was he, is here no longer. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- I believe I could make an independent fortune in a few years if I devoted myself exclusively to portraits, so great is the desire for good portraits in the different country towns. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- If it is possible I will return to the Abruzzi. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- I'll beat 'em, if it cost me a thousand guineas. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- But he had shut it down again, if that were so; and it looked as if it had not been raised. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- What else can be the consequence, said Herbert, in explanation, if he will cut the cheese? Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt, said Estella, and of course if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- And then I asked him if I might come to see you; because I felt so much for his trouble and yours. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- If you would engage a front room and purchase the necessaries for the night, I may have time to make a few inquiries. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- If God would give me back my children, then I could pray. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- It looks as if the old man's spirit had found rest at last; don't it? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- But if you have followed recent events so closely you must have read about Lord St. Simon and his wedding? Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- You know, I'm a stranger here, so perhaps I'm not so quick at understanding what you mean as if I'd lived all my life at Milton. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- We should be rich men if we had 1000 pounds for every poor devil who has been done to death in that den. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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