- (idiomatic) For example.
Waterbirds, such as the duck or the gull, are common in the area.
2013 July 26, Nick Miroff, “Mexico gets a taste for eating insects [… ]”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 32:
- The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters such as ostrich, wild boar and crocodile.
- (idiomatic) Like, of the kind mentioned.
I was never in a country such as that.
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.
- (idiomatic, formal) Those who.
Such as have already done their work may leave.
In the sense of “for example”, such as is preferred to like in formal writing.
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