insofar


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in·so·far

 (ĭn′sō-fär′)
adv.
To such an extent.

in•so•far

(ˌɪn səˈfɑr, -soʊ-)

adv.
to such an extent (usu. fol. by as): I will do the work insofar as I am able.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.insofar - to the degree or extent that; "insofar as it can be ascertained, the horse lung is comparable to that of man"; "so far as it is reasonably practical he should practice restraint"
Translations

insofar

[ɪnsəˈfɑːʳ] insofar as CONJen la medida en que ...
insofar as can be ascertaineden la medida en que se puede establecer ...

insofar

adv insofar assoweit
References in classic literature ?
He was a true Frenchman insofar as that, though he could be lively and engaging when it suited him, he became insufferably dull and wearisome as soon as ever the need for being lively and engaging had passed.
At his request she sang again as they continued their way along the winding tunnel, which was now lighted by occasional bulbs which appeared to be similar to the radium bulbs with which she was familiar and which were common to all the nations of Barsoom, insofar as she knew, having been perfected at so remote a period that their very origin was lost in antiquity.
Cameroon which plans to boost its tourism potential, has requested Tunisia's support insofar as studies and implementation of tourism projects are concerned.
Understood in the logic of the above doxology--Jews and Christians can and need to be cognizant of how the language of the day and the outer sanctuary contributes to their proclamation insofar as it can offer a surplus to better testify to the inexhaustibility of divine sovereignty and develop further the contours of their identity as proclaimers.
Insofar as the inescapable calculus of politics and the law based itself on the unverifiable (therefore indeconstructible) assumed ground of ethics and justice, they were "mad.
Finitude characterizes our ontological being insofar as it is the in-common structuring of our general mode of temporal existence.
The experience of freedom in marriage had a spiritual dimension insofar as the conscience was concerned, but at the same time it was external insofar as it allowed one to accept one's sexuality.
Insofar as Canada continues to accept them, the clearer it becomes that the Charter must be abolished.
But insofar as the story deals with the tragic consequences of sudden death and loss in the executive suite, it now has, sadly, even more relevance than it did at its inception.
Insofar as early modern writers like Hill and Crompton reiterate the common fantasy that facial hair is bipolarly arranged (that "men are lone bearded" and "every female beardless doth remaine"), they can be said to participate in the ideological process whereby beards are made to materialize sexual difference.
For the past year, we've encouraged the DEP to reexamine its position based on our belief that the previous requirement for two parking spaces per residential unit was not only unnecessary, but also counter-productive insofar as it discouraged mass transit," said Joseph Barry, chairman of the Applied Companies and cocChairman of HRPOCA, a non-profit organization.
government to `remove insofar as may be practicable all hazards to human health, life, and the environment.