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It's not entirely clear that the last sense is much different from the first. However, I believe that in legal documents, such tends to mean what was just described and not what was just described or something like it. -dmh 20:52, 10 Sep 2004 (UTC)


Would be nice to have an entry for the phrase some such - there is a page for somesuch, but it notes that this is uncommon spelling. 01:30, 20 May 2012 (UTC)


I've noticed some people use "such" in the way that "suchlike" would be used. Possibly this is recent American usage, since I've never heard it in British English. Anyway, the definition for this usage - a person, a thing, people or things like the one or ones already mentioned - has a couple of problems: firstly, it should just be a link to "suchlike" rather than a copy of that definition; and secondly, only the very last quotation from 2000 is actually that meaning. The others should be (re)moved. 11:24, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Missing adjective or adverb sense?[edit]

This sense is from Webster 1913, and doesn't seem to be covered by our entry (since it doesn't look like a determiner): Equinox 20:26, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

  1. Having the particular quality or character specified.
    • Milton
      That thou art happy, owe to God; / That thou continuest such, owe to thyself.

one such + singular noun[edit]

This exceptional structure should appear in this entry. --Backinstadiums (talk) 16:48, 6 May 2018 (UTC)