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such as

  1. For example.
    Waterbirds, such as the duck or the gull, are common in the area.
  2. Like, of the kind mentioned.
    I was never in a country such as that.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
      No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or [] . And at last I began to realize in my harassed soul that all elusion was futile, and to take such holidays as I could get, when he was off with a girl, in a spirit of thankfulness.
  3. (formal) Those who.
    Such as have already done their work may leave.

Usage notesEdit

In the sense of “for example”, such as is preferred to like in formal writing.