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as though

  1. As to suggest the idea that; as if, as would be true if.
    I felt sick, as though I'd just eaten a dozen bad oysters.
    She reached out, as though to touch my face.
    It always seemed as though we'd get married.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, chapter I, in The House Behind the Cedars:
      But the tall tower, with its four- faced clock, rose as majestically and uncompromisingly as though the land had never been subjugated.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. [] A strong man—a strong one; and a heedless." ¶ "Of what party is he?" she inquired, as though casually.
    • 15 October 2013, Daniel Taylor, “Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup”, in The Guardian[1]:
      By that stage Townsend, playing again as though immune to any form of nerves, had curled a lovely, left-footed effort against the crossbar and Welbeck had slashed a shot wide from a position when he really should have done better.

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