such as

such as
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Main Entry:such

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such as phrase
used for introducing more examples of the type of person or thing that you have just mentioned

The museum has paintings by such Impressionist artists as Manet and Degas.

The money is used to buy basic foods such as flour, rice, and pasta.

He was keen on sporting pursuits such as golf, skiing, shooting, and hill walking.

‘There are other things we could do.’ ‘Such as?’

Main entry: such

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1) for example

wildflowers such as daisies and red clover

2) of a kind that; like

an event such as we've shared

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such as
1
— used to introduce an example or series of examples

You will need some form of identification, such as [=like] a driver's license.

“I have my reasons for not wanting to go.” “Such as?” [=give me an example]

2 : of the specified kind

In cases such as [=like] this (one), it's best to be cautious.

Questions such as the one you've asked are difficult to answer.

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Main Entry:such

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such as idiom
1. for example

Wild flowers such as primroses are becoming rare.

‘There are loads of things to do.’ ‘Such as?’

(= give me an example)
2. of a kind that; like

Opportunities such as this did not come every day.

Main entry:suchidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Such — Such, a. [OE. such, sich, sech, sik, swich, swilch, swulch, swilc, swulc, AS. swelc, swilc, swylc; akin to OFries. selik, D. zulk, OS. sulic, OHG. sulih, solih, G. solch, Icel. sl[=i]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig, Goth. swaleiks; originally …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • such — W1S1 [sʌtʃ] determiner, predeterminer, pron [: Old English; Origin: swilc] 1.) of the same kind as the thing or person which has already been mentioned ▪ Such behavior is just not acceptable in this school. ▪ The rules make it quite clear what… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • such — [ sʌtʃ ] function word *** Such can be used in the following ways: as a predeterminer (followed by a or an and a singular noun): She s such an intelligent woman. It was such a shame that you couldn t be with us. as a determiner (followed by a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • such — /such/, adj. 1. of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous. 2. of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful. 3. like or similar: tea, coffee, and… …   Universalium

  • such — 1. such as an emphasizer. • How can the House express its indignant rejection of football hooliganism while setting such a persuasive example of undignified and daily indiscipline? Guardian Weekly, 1986. The construction with such a followed by… …   Modern English usage

  • such — [such] adj. [ME suche < OE swilc, swelc, akin to Ger solch, Goth swaleiks < PGmc * swalika : for components see SO1 & LIKE1] 1. a) of the kind mentioned or implied [a man such as his father] b) of the same or a sim …   English World dictionary

  • such — ► DETERMINER , PREDETERMINER , & PRONOUN 1) of the type previously mentioned. 2) (such as/that) of the type about to be mentioned. 3) to so high a degree; so great. ● as such Cf. ↑as such ● …   English terms dictionary

  • such as it is — Being what it is (and no better) • • • Main Entry: ↑such * * * such as it is mainly spoken phrase used for showing that you do not have a good opinion of the thing that you have mentioned The countries are still allies, but the special… …   Useful english dictionary

  • such as it is — Just as it appears or is presented, not being any better or worse than most others of its kind; being average or mediocre. * /This pie, such as it is, is the best I can make./ * /Jane told her grandmother her grades, such as they were./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • such as it is — Just as it appears or is presented, not being any better or worse than most others of its kind; being average or mediocre. * /This pie, such as it is, is the best I can make./ * /Jane told her grandmother her grades, such as they were./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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