as\ far\ as


as\ far\ as
• as far as
• so far as
adv. phr.
1. To the degree or amount that; according to what, how much, or how far.

John did a good job as far as he went, but he did not finish it.

So far as the weather is concerned, I do not think it matters.

As far as he was concerned, things were going well.

2. To the extent that; within the limit that.

He has no brothers so far as I know.

So far as he could, John had always tried to live up to the example he saw in Lincoln.

Compare: for all(2)

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