previous next

CONJUNCTIONS. As parenthetical == "as regards which," &c.

As = "as regards which," "though," "for," was sometimes used parenthetically in a sense oscillating between the relative "which," "as regards which," and the conjunction "for," "though," "since." It is used as a relative in

“But say or he or we, (as neither have [pl. see 12, Neither],)
Received that sum.

As is used in a transitional manner for "as regards which" or "for indeed," in

“Though I die for it, as no less is threatened me.

“When I was young, as, yet, I am not old.

“If you will patch a quarrel
As matter whole you've not to make it with.

Here in the second example, "When I was young as I yet, or still, am," would have retained the relatival signification of as, but the addition of "not old" obliges us to give to as the meaning not of "which," but "as regards which" or "for." So in

“She dying, as it must be so maintained.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: