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(adv.) In such manner; to such degree; - used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.


(adv.) 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.


(adv.) 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.


(adv.) 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.


(adv.) It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; - used to express assent.


(adv.) In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.


(adv.) Well; the fact being as stated; - used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?


(adv.) Is it thus? do you mean what you say? - with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?


(adv.) 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.


(conj.) Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.


(interj.) Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; - a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.


(adv.) The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; - used both as an adverb and a conjuction.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'So'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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