Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Inasmuch, seeing (that).
  • adv. So far as; with regard to so much as.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conj. In consideration that; seeing that; since; because that; -- followed by as. See under for, prep.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In view of the fact that; in consideration that; seeing that; since: with as: as, forasmuch as the time is short.

Etymologies

From for +‎ as +‎ much. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Therefore, the "forasmuch" does not justify Rome's doctrine of works meriting salvation. before thee -- Obedience to God is in strictest compatibility with loyalty to the king (Mt 22: 21; 1Pe 2: 17).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • "forasmuch," &c. is, "as thou sawest that the stone," &c., this is an indication that "the great God," &c., that is, the fact of thy seeing the dreams as I have recalled it to thy recollection, is a proof that it is no airy phantom, but a real representation to these from God of the future.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Works done before the grace of Christ, and the Inspiration of his Spirit, are not pleasant to God, forasmuch as they spring not of faith in Jesus Christ, neither do they make men meet to receive grace, or as the School-authors say deserve grace of congruity: yea, rather, for that they are not done as God hath willed and commanded them to be done, we doubt not but they have the nature of sin.

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  • According to the usual Proverb as aforesaid, One Story begets another, so it happen'd amongst this Company: The next Gentleman said, That forasmuch as the two former had embellish'd their Stories by

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  • "But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made."

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  • At these Words Ismenus interrupted him, saying, that he was mistaken, forasmuch as Hannibal had no Roman, Bond nor

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  • Satisfaction they took in betraying ours; that the Vanity of boasting their Conquest, was more pleasing to 'em than the Conquest itself; nay often the chief Motive of their pretended Passion; that a young Lady cou'd never be too frugal of her Favours towards 'em, forasmuch as that they interpret every Look and Word in Favour of themselves, and the smallest

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  • This Service the King accepted with greater Expressions of Gratitude than I expected, forasmuch as that therein I did but what my Duty oblig'd me to; for tho 'I was not his

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  • Doom, forasmuch as it was evidence by my swooning at the Sight of him, that he was not indifferent to me; but whether he was the Object of my

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  • Lord Publius Scipio was near, forasmuch as he had Letters and

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