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Definitions of so

  1. subsequently or soon afterward ( often used as sentence connectors); " then he left"; " go left first, then right"; " first came lightning, then thunder"; " we watched the late movie and then went to bed"; " and so home and to bed"
  2. marked by system; in good order; " everything is in order"; " his books are always just so"; " things must be exactly so"
  3. in truth ( often tends to intensify); " they said the car would break down and indeed it did"; " it is very cold indeed"; " was indeed grateful"; " indeed, the rain may still come"; " he did so do it!"
  4. in they same way; also; " I was offended and so was he"; " worked hard and so did she"
  5. the syllable naming the fifth ( dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  6. in order that; " he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"
  7. in the way indicated; " hold the brush so"; " set up the pieces thus"; (` thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
  8. ( intensifier) to a very great extent or degree; " the idea is so obvious"; " never been so happy"; " I love you so"; " my head aches so!"
  9. ( usually followed by ` that') to an extent or degree as expressed; " he was so tired he could hardly stand"; " so dirty that it smells"
  10. in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied; " They're happy and I hope they will remain so"; " so live your life that old age will bring no regrets"
  11. to a certain unspecified extent or degree; " I can only go so far with this student"; " can do only so much in a day"
  12. conforming to truth; " I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"; " a truthful statement"
  13. to a very great extent or degree; " the idea is so obvious"; " never been so happy"; " I love you so"; " my head aches so!"
  14. in the same way; also; " I was offended and so was he"; " worked hard and so did she"
  15. In that manner or degree; as, indicated ( in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
  16. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
  17. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
  18. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely.
  19. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate.
  20. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
  21. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
  22. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
  23. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?
  24. About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so.
  25. Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.
  26. Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.
  27. In a like manner or degree; as, she is not so tall as her sister; in such a way, state, or amount as is indicated or known; as, he acted so; for this or that reason; therefore; more or less; as, get a dozen or so.
  28. On condition that; if; therefore; as, it is raining, so we cannot go.
  29. In this manner or degree: thus: for like reason: in such manner or degree: in a high degree: as has been stated: on this account: be it so: provided that: in case that.
  30. In this manner or degree; thus; therefore; to such extent; in case.
  31. To this or that extent.
  32. In such a manner.
  33. Just as said or implied.
  34. Very.
  35. Because; therefore.
  36. Thereabout.
  37. Provided that.
  38. In like manner; in such manner; to such degree; thus.
  39. Therefore; provided that. So much as, however much. So so, much as it was; indifferently. So then, therefore.
  40. In like manner, when preceded or followed by as; in such manner, when followed by that; in this way, when followed by as; for this reason; thus; thus it is; provided that; in a high degree, as, he was so good.
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Usage examples for so

  1. Anna had said so. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  2. " Why, so it was! – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  3. Oh, so it will! – The Curlytops on Star Island by Howard R. Garis
  4. It so must be. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  5. Don't you believe so? – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  6. So why are you here? – The Hated by Frederik Pohl
  7. " So he told us," said Vanno. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. What, are you going to tell me you think so too? – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  9. But I told you so." – This Is the End by Stella Benson
  10. And I told her so. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. " I suppose you think so. – An Alabaster Box by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
  12. " So it is to me," I answered. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  13. It was not so. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  14. I can do so little for you. – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  15. So was th' gin'ral. – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne
  16. She don't say so. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  17. Did you not think so? – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  18. I never was so glad of anything, but you. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  19. " So that's come," said Cathie. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  20. That's so, that's so! – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
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