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ADVERBS So inserted; omitted; == "also;" == "then"

So (original meaning "in that way") is frequently inserted in replies where we should omit it:

Trib. Repair to the Capitol.
Peop. We will so.

T. Fortitude doth consist, &c.
D. It doth so indeed, sir.” B. J. Sil. Wom. iv. 2. Here so means "as you direct, assert." "As" is, by derivation, only an emphatic form of so. See 106.

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