such as

such as
For example
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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 — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swilc; akin to Old High German sulīh such, Old English swā so, gelīk like more at so, like Date: before 12th century 1. a. of a kind or character to be indicated or suggested < a bag such… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Such and such — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such character — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such like — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Such or such — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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