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tam-quam and tanquam , adv.,
I.as much as, so as, just as, like as, as if, as it were, so to speak, etc.
II. Esp.
C. Sometimes tamquam alone, without si, is joined immediately to a conditional clause of comparison, as if, just as if: “tamquam clausa sit Asia, sic nihil perfertur ad nos,Cic. Fam. 12, 9, 1: “tamquam ceteris non sit habitura quod largiatur,id. Inv. 2, 1, 3: “M. Atilium Captum in Africa commemorat, tamquam M. Atilius ad Africam offenderit, etc.,Liv. 28, 43, 17; 45, 23, 12; 10, 34, 5; 29, 22, 1: quod a quibusdam sic accipi potest, tamquam haec sententia priori diversa sit, Quint. 2, 3, 10; 2, 1, 12: “qui ita dicunt, tamquam inter duas leges quaeratur,id. 7, 4, 42; Cic. Brut. 1, 5: “tamquam regum arcanis interesset, omnia scit,Liv. 41, 24, 3: “tamquam de regno dimicaretur, ita concurrerunt,id. 40, 6, 6: “tamquam non idem ubique di immortales sint, sed, etc.,id. 42, 3, 9: “ceteri, tamquam ita necesse sit, sequuntur,Quint. 12, 10, 5: “tamquam nesciamus,Plin. 2, 63, 63, § 154; Petr. 106.—
D. For instance, for example (post-Aug.): “quaedam secunda ... tamquam tormentorum patientia, etc.,Sen. Ep. 66, 5; 65, 8; id. Contr. 1, praef. § 23; “1, 8, 14: ut non aliquos progeneret, tamquam piros silvestres et prunos,Col. 3, 11, 5; Front. Aquaed. 87.
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