from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- conj. During the time that; while: We will stay so long as you need us.
- conj. Inasmuch as; since: So long as you're driving into town, why not give me a ride?
- conj. Provided that: I will give you the book so long as you return it.
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- Depending upon some condition or requirement; provided that; if, assuming; as long as.
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But so long as the army could outmarch the Union infantry, Sheridan could not do great mischief.
Probabilists reply that this argument, if carried to its logical conclusion, would end in Rigorism, because the only way efficiently to bring our actions into perfect harmony with objective morality is to follow the safe opinion, so long as the less safe opinion has not acquired moral certainty.
Probabilists reply that this moral system leads to Tutiorism, because it implies that if no compensating benefit exists, it is not lawful to perform an action so long as it certainly is not forbidden.
That summer, Britain and Italy agreed that Tokar belonged to Egypt, that Egyptian and Italian troops would cooperate against Osman Digna, and that Italy could hold Kassala so long as the war against the Dervishes required it.
This was not wholly unexpected—hemorrhaging is an unavoidable risk of the blood-thinner Brie had to be given so long as she was hooked up to the ECMO machine—and there was still a chance that Brie might escape any permanent damage.
Enough to sustain the mers so long as they are very careful.
Carpentras in 527 (Mansi, VIII, 707), make it quite clear that while the bishop's right was maintained in theory, the practice prevailed of leaving the offerings of the faithful to the church in which they were made so long as they were there needed.
Probabiliorism, because the only efficacious way of excluding reasonable danger of material sin is to act on the safe opinion so long as the less safe opinion is not morally certain.
In the “Aims and Scopes” section of its guidelines to writers, the journal emphasized that it had no desire to “predict whether ideas and facts are ‘true’ ”—in fact, it was eager to print “even probably untrue papers” so long as they spurred discussion.
The act states that all public schools receiving federal funding must allow any school club to be organized, so long as the group is student-initiated.