as much as
as much as (not comparable)
- Almost, but not quite.
- She as much as admitted to lying.
- 1921, Edwin Balmer, "Settled Down", in Everybody's Magazine, volume 44, number 2, February 1921, page 50 :
- It's too damn foolish; why he as much as said so himself.
- 2005, Brigitte Goldstein, translator, Mr. Brecher's Fiasco, ISBN 0299214303, page 154 :
- For as soon as he as much as took out his pince-nez to read the newspaper, the privy councilor's wife was his advance trumpeter, who sounded the fanfare and said, "Now Papa puts on his eyes."
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see as, much
- Take as much as you like.
- Used to say that two things are equal in amount or degree
- He likes caramel as much as he likes fudge.
- Used to say that an amount is as large as another amount
- He earns nearly as much as she does.
- Even though; despite the fact that
- As much as I dislike him, I still voted for him.
- French: autant que
- Italian: per quanto
- Portuguese: por mais que
- Spanish: por mucho que, por más que