adverb Date: 1596 to such extent or degree

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  • insofar — [in΄sō fär′] adv. to such a degree or extent: usually with as [insofar as one can tell] …   English World dictionary

  • insofar — /in seuh fahr , soh /, adv. to such an extent (usually fol. by as): I will do the work insofar as I am able. [1590 1600; orig. phrase in so far] * * * …   Universalium

  • insofar — adverb see in so far as/in as far as/insofar as far 1 (30) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • insofar — in•so•far [[t]ˌɪn səˈfɑr, soʊ [/t]] adv. to such an extent (usu. fol. by as): I will do the work insofar as I am able[/ex] • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • insofar — adverb /ɪnsəʊˈfaː(r)/ To such a degree or extent <!...the fugitive slave act did not affect a foreign country which Virginia claimed to be and that she must reckon it one of the infelicities of her position that in so far<!spaced in… …   Wiktionary

  • insofar — in|so|far [ˌınsəˈfa: US ˈfa:r] adv →in so far as at ↑far1 (20) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • insofar —  (One word.) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • insofar —    is the normal American spelling. In Britain, it is normally in so far …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • insofar — adv. to such a degree, to such an extent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • insofar — adverb variant spelling of in so far (see far) …   English new terms dictionary

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