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much as

  1. However much; even though; although.
  2. Largely in the same way as.
    • 1888, James M. Barrie, Auld Licht Idyls, Chapter 6:
      [H]e disappeared into his house much as a startled weasel makes for its hole.
    • 2017 September 7, Ferdinand Mount, “Umbrageousness”, in London Review of Books[1]:
      Lalvani does not undervalue the achievements of the Mughal Empire, but its canals and irrigation tanks and roads had fallen into decay after the terrible Persian and Afghan invasions of the mid-18th century. For his part, Tharoor cannot forbear to praise the achievements of men like Arthur Cotton, whose Godavari Delta irrigation scheme remains much as he left it in 1852.



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