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Definitions of so

  1.   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"
  2.   Therefore; provided that. So much as, however much. So so, much as it was; indifferently. So then, therefore.
  3.   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"
  4.   To this or that extent.
  5.   Just as said or implied.
  6.   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.
  7.   In like manner; in such manner; to such degree; thus.
  8.   In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
  9.   Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So?
  10.   to a very great extent or degree; " the idea is so obvious"; " never been so happy"; " I love you so"; " my head aches so!"
  11.   It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
  12.   Provided that.
  13.   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.
  14.   The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
  15.   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.
  16.   in the way indicated; " hold the brush so"; " set up the pieces thus"; (` thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
  17.   In this manner or degree; thus; therefore; to such extent; in case.
  18.   Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
  19.   to a certain unspecified extent or degree; " I can only go so far with this student"; " can do only so much in a day"
  20.   Because; therefore.
  21.   In that manner or degree; as, indicated ( in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
  22.   marked by system; in good order; " everything is in order"; " his books are always just so"; " things must be exactly so"
  23.   conforming to truth; " I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"; " a truthful statement"
  24.   ( 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!"
  25.   Thereabout.
  26.   Very.
  27.   the syllable naming the fifth ( dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  28.   in order that; " he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"
  29.   in they same way; also; " I was offended and so was he"; " worked hard and so did she"
  30.   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.
  31.   in the same way; also; " I was offended and so was he"; " worked hard and so did she"
  32.   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.
  33.   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.
  34.   ( usually followed by ` that') to an extent or degree as expressed; " he was so tired he could hardly stand"; " so dirty that it smells"
  35.   On condition that; if; therefore; as, it is raining, so we cannot go.
  36.   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.
  37.   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!"
  38.   In such a manner.
  39.   Provided that; on condition that; in case that; if.
  40.   Be as you are; stand still; stop; that will do; right as you are; -- a word used esp. to cows; also used by sailors.

Quotes of so

  1. I do resent that when you're in the most cool, powerful time of your life, which is your 40s, you're put out to pasture. I think women are so much cooler when they're older. So it's a drag that we're not allowed to age. – Rosanna Arquette
  2. There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool. – Charles Caleb Colton
  3. I write the music because I can't really write lyrics. But I can write chords like Robin's never heard of. So I provide the music for them to add the lyrics to. – Maurice Gibb
  4. They wanted Bridgette to be this extremely enigmatic character. Im about the least enigmatic person on the planet, so I just thought what I did on the show was boring. – Margot Kidder
  5. I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work. – Tanith Lee
  6. But this is an occupational hazard of being a scientist. You say this is the best information I have and then you realize that not everyone is going to read the footnotes or the whole book, so people are going to get the wrong impression. – Bjorn Lomborg
  7. My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. – Martin Luther
  8. People like to imagine that because all our mechanical equipment moves so much faster, that we are thinking faster, too. – Christopher Morley
  9. It is such a complex matter we live within, it is impossible to track logic and decision making really, so therefore each choice can actually only be seen as coincidence. – Alva Noto
  10. I think school is so much harder than real life. People are so much more accepting when they are adults. – Natalie Portman
  11. I've grown as a person. The dynamics on this set are very demanding because we work a lot of hours, it's very sad material, so there's always someone upset because it's really heavy stuff. – Elisabeth Rohm
  12. Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other. – Cesar Romero
  13. There's all these ways to instantly communicate- cars, computers, telephone and transportation- and even with all that, it's so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them. – Jason Schwartzman
  14. I felt that there were so many people doing it that I would just be like one of the others. – Kelli White
  15. Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them! – Orville Wright

Usage examples for so

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

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