as far as
I. conjunction Date: 14th century to the extent or degree that <
is safe, as far as we know
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— often used in expressions like “as far as (something) goes” and “as far as (something) is concerned” to mean “with regard to (something)” <
we felt pretty safe as far as the fire was concerned — Mark Twain
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or in expressions like “as far as (someone) is concerned” to mean “in (someone's) opinion” <
as far as I'm concerned, it's a mistake
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II. preposition Date: 1523 with regard to ; concerning <
neatly groomed and, as far as clothes, casual looking — New York Times
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<
as far as being mentioned in the Ten Commandments, I think it is — Billy Graham
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— chiefly in oral use

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