like as

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See like.


like as

  1. (archaic) Just as; in the same way as; even as.
    • 1611, Bible, Job 5.26
      Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.

Usage notes[edit]

The forms like as if and like as and are sometimes found. The former is rare; the latter obsolete.

  • 1799: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Letters (1895), 272
    I held the letter in my hand like as if I was stupid.
  • 1523: John Fitzherbert, The Boke of Surveying, 13.31
    Lyke as and it were extortion.