much as
  1. However much; even though; although.
    • 1927-29, Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated 1940 by Mahadev Desai, Part I, Chapter iii ↗:
      Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall have to swallow many such bitter draughts in the course of this narrative. And I cannot do otherwise, if I claim to be a worshipper of Truth. […]
  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.

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