from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • conj. However much: Much as she needed the job, she had to refuse.

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  • adv. in a similar way


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  • Maybe he hated those hand-rolleds as much as I do.

    The Huckleberry Murders

  • Indeed, environmental exposures to dioxin and PCBs—at amounts as low as five times the average level that most of us come into contact with in our day-to-day lives—can cause the thymus to shrink as much as 80 percent.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • I find a dairy, two bus stops away, and although it is usually out of milk by noon, it sells delicious, raisin-studded ice cream packed into a waffle cone by a big morose woman, nine kopeks for as much as she decides to scoop in.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • For example, six separate studies that evaluated the long-term success of the Drug and Alcohol Resistance and Education DARE program found that children who had gone through the DARE program used drugs and alcohol just as much as children who had not gone through the program.37 There are two possible ways to improve such programs.

    The Time Paradox

  • Rioja and elsewhere served to attain the first purpose; while the second purpose was fulfilled by the ministry among the Indians in the encomiendas, and by travelling missionaries who went out among the tribes still at liberty and covered the vast territory in all directions, very much as St. Francis Solanus did at about the same period.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, “I want to beg you as much as I can … to be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.”

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • Yet here it was, the biggest holiday of the year, and not so much as a MERRY XMAS!

    Paradise Lost

  • Future-oriented workers also want to earn as much as they can, but their time perspective leads them to value long-term over short-term gain, because they can foresee that in the future, attempts to maximize short-term gain will have negative consequences.

    The Time Paradox

  • “As much as August Devlin and Corri and India ... as much as any one of us.”

    Moon Dance

  • I imagine myself on that stage, curtseying and bowing and graciously smiling, but as much as I want to be up there, in full makeup and a crinoline dress, I know in my gut that I could never do it.

    A Mountain of Crumbs


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