as hell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

as + hell

Adverb[edit]

as hell

  1. (postpositive) To a great extent or degree; very.

Usage notes[edit]

May also be used in conjunction with a prepositive as; for example, as mean as hell.

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References[edit]

  • 1599: William Shakespeare, Henry V
    With conscience wide as hell, mowing like grass
  • 2001: Dan Brown, Angels & Demons
    Two thousand years of waiting for their Messiah, and they're still persistent as hell.
  • 2004: James W. Huston, Secret Justice
    Just annoying as hell, as obnoxious as hell, and as effective as hell.

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