such as

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such as

  1. For example.
    Waterbirds, such as the duck or the gull, are common in the area.
  2. Like, of the kind mentioned.
    I was never in a country such as that.
    A plan such as you propose will never succeed.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or [] . And at last I began to realize in my harassed soul that all elusion was futile, and to take such holidays as I could get, when he was off with a girl, in a spirit of thankfulness.

Usage notes[edit]

In the sense of “for example”, such as is preferred to like in formal writing.