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as (the following are common old uses, now obs. in literary English)
1. =that R3 I. iv. 289 “coward as thou art.”
2. ‘as . . . as’=though, however Ado I. i. 120 “as like him as she is,” like him though she is, however like him she may be.
4. =as if Tp. II. i. 128, H5 II. iv. 20, Ham. IV. vii. 87; esp. in “as it were.”
5. redundant in “as how” AYL. IV. iii. 143. (Contrast Ham. IV. vii. 58.)
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