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such    : [s'ʌtʃ]
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[imac]kr, OSw. salik, Sw. slik, Dan. slig,
Goth. swaleiks; originally meaning, so shaped. [root]192. See
{So}, {Like}, a., and cf. {Which}.]
1. 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.
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And in his time such a conqueror
That greater was there none under the sun.
--Chaucer.
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His misery was such that none of the bystanders
could refrain from weeping. --Macaulay.
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Note: 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.
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2. Having the particular quality or character specified.
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That thou art happy, owe to God;
That thou continuest such, owe to thyself. --Milton.
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3. 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." --Shak.
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4. Certain; -- representing the object as already
particularized in terms which are not mentioned.
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In rushed one and tells him such a knight
Is new arrived. --Daniel.
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To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and
continue there a year. --James iv.
13.
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Note: 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.
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Temple sprung from a family which . . . long
after his death produced so many eminent men, and
formed such distinguished alliances, that, etc.
--Macaulay.
[1913 Webster] Such is used emphatically, without the
correlative.
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Now will he be mocking:
I shall have such a life. --Shak.
[1913 Webster] Such was formerly used with numerals in
the sense of times as much or as many; as, such ten, or
ten times as many.
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{Such and such}, or {Such or such}, certain; some; -- used to
represent the object indefinitely, as already
particularized in one way or another, or as being of one
kind or another. "In such and such a place shall be my
camp." --2 Kings vi. 8. "Sovereign authority may enact a
law commanding such and such an action." --South.

{Such like} or {Such character}, of the like kind.
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And many other such like things ye do. --Mark vii.
8.
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such
adv 1: to so extreme a degree; "he is such a baby"; "Such rich
people!"
adj 1: of so extreme a degree or extent; "such weeping"; "so
much weeping"; "such a help"; "such grief"; "never
dreamed of such beauty"




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