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Definitions of such

  1. of so extreme a degree or extent; " such weeping"; " so much weeping"; " such a help"; " such grief"; " never dreamed of such beauty"
  2. ( intensifier) to so extreme a degree; " he is such a baby"; " Such rich people!"
  3. of a kind specified or understood; " it's difficult to please such people"; " on such a night as this"; " animals such as lions and tigers"
  4. of a degree or quality specified ( by the ` that' clause); " their anxiety was such that they could not sleep"
  5. to so extreme a degree; " he is such a baby"; " Such rich people!"
  6. Of that kind; of the like kind; like; resembling; similar; as, we never saw such a day; -- followed by that or as introducing the word or proposition which defines the similarity, or the standard of comparison; as, the books are not such that I can recommend them, or, not such as I can recommend; these apples are not such as those we saw yesterday; give your children such precepts as tend to make them better.
  7. Having the particular quality or character specified.
  8. The same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed.
  9. Certain; -- representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.
  10. Of that or the like kind; like; similar; as, never before was such a victory; having the particular quality or character named; as, be content to remain such as you are; the same that, or as referred to; as, such are his orders; indicating a certain person or thing; as, such a man should be avoided; being the same in quality.
  11. Of the like kind: of that quality or character mentioned: denoting a particular person or thing, as in such and such: ( B.) SUCH LIKE- SUCH.
  12. Of the like kind; the same that.
  13. Such a person or thing.
  14. So.
  15. Of that or the like kind; the same that, or as referred to. Such and such is used in reference to a person or place of a certain kind.
  16. Of that kind; the same that; like what has been said; referring to.
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Usage examples for such

  1. We must stop such business as that. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  2. That you should say such a thing to me-! – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  3. There are such people. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  4. But it was said to him, " Did you never order such a thing to be done?" – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  5. You can't think of such a thing! – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
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