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So meaning

so - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. to a very great extent or degree; " the idea is so obvious"; " never been so happy"; " I love you so"; " my head aches so!"
  2. 2. in the same way; also; " I was offended and so was he"; " worked hard and so did she"
  3. 3. In that manner or degree; as, indicated ( in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
  4. 4. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
  5. 5. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
  6. 6. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely.
  7. 7. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate.
  8. 8. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
  9. 9. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
  10. 10. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
  11. 11. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?
  12. 12. About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so.
  13. 13. Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.
  14. 14. Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.
  15. 15. In this manner or degree; thus; therefore; to such extent; in case.

so - examples of usage

  1. I didn't say so. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Yes, I think so." - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. And it was well that it was so. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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