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CONJUNCTIONS. As a conjunctional suffix

As, like "that" (see 287), is used as a conjunctional suffix: sometimes being superfluously added to words that are already conjunctions. In the case of "when as," "where as," it may be explained from a desire to give a relative meaning to words interrogative by nature:

“(I am) one that was a woeful looker-on
When as the noble duke of York was slain.

; i. 2. 75. So

“Whereas.

, for "where."

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