adjective satellite of so extreme a degree or extent
- such weeping
- so much weeping
- such a help
- such grief
- never dreamed of such beauty
adverb to so extreme a degree
- he is such a baby
- Such rich people!
, AS. swelc
; akin to OFries. selik
, D. zulk
, OS. sulic
, OHG. sulih
, G. solch
, Icel. slikr
, OSw. salik
, Sw. slik
, Dan. slig
, Goth. swaleiks
; originally meaning, so shaped. *192. See So
, and cf. Which
- Of that kind; of the like kind; like; resembling; similar; as, we never saw such a day; -- followed by that or as introducing the word or proposition which defines the similarity, or the standard of comparison; as, the books are not such that I can recommend them, or, not such as I can recommend; these apples are not such as those we saw yesterday; give your children such precepts as tend to make them better.
And in his time such a conqueror
That greater was there none under the sun.
His misery was such that none of the bystanders could refrain from weeping.
✍ The indefinite article a or an never precedes such, but is placed between it and the noun to which it refers; as, such a man; such an honor. The indefinite adjective some, several, one, few, many, all, etc., precede such; as, one such book is enough; all such people ought to be avoided; few such ideas were then held.
- Having the particular quality or character specified.
That thou art happy, owe to God;
That thou continuest such, owe to thyself.
- The same that; -- with as; as, this was the state of the kingdom at such time as the enemy landed. "[It] hath such senses as we have."
- Certain; -- representing the object as already particularized in terms which are not mentioned.
In rushed one and tells him such a knight
Is new arrived.
To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year.
James iv. 13.
✍ Such is used pronominally. "He was the father of such as dwell in tents." Gen. iv. 20. "Such as I are free in spirit when our limbs are chained." Sir W. Scott. Such is also used before adjectives joined to substantives; as, the fleet encountered such a terrible storm that it put back. "Everything was managed with so much care, and such excellent order was observed." De Foe.
Temple sprung from a family which . . . long after his death produced so many eminent men, and formed such distinguished alliances, that, etc.
Such is used emphatically, without the correlative.
Now will he be mocking:
I shall have such a life.
Such was formerly used with numerals in the sense of times as much or as many; as, such ten, or ten times as many.
And many other such like things ye do.
Mark vii. 8.
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