and so forth
1. In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
Why is his chariot so long in coming? --Judges v. 28.
2. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
As a war should be undertaken upon a just motive, so a prince ought to consider the condition he is in. --Swift.
3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the beginning and progress of a rising world. --T. Burnet.
He is very much in Sir Roger's esteem, so that he lives in the family rather as a relation than dependent. --Addison.
4. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely.
5. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate.
Use him [your tutor] with great respect yourself, and cause all your family to do so too. --Locke.
It concerns every man, with the greatest seriousness, to inquire into those matters, whether they be so or not. --Tillotson.
He is Sir Robert's son, and so art thou. --Shak.
6. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
God makes him in his own image an intellectual creature, and so capable of dominion. --Locke.
Here, then, exchange we mutually forgiveness;
So may the guilt of all my broken vows,
My perjuries to thee, be all forgotten. --Rowe.
7. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
And when 't is writ, for my sake read it over,
And if it please you, so; if not, why, so. --Shak.
There is Percy; if your father will do me any honor, so; if not, let him kill the next Percy himself. --Shak.
8. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
9. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So? [Colloq.]
10. About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so.
A week or so will probably reconcile us. --Gay.
Note: ☞ See the Note under Ill, adv.
So . . . as. So is now commonly used as a demonstrative correlative of as when it is the puprpose to emphasize the equality or comparison suggested, esp. in negative assertions, and questions implying a negative answer. By Shakespeare and others so . . . as was much used where as . . . as is now common. See the Note under As, 1.
So do, as thou hast said. --Gen. xviii. 5.
As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. --Ps. ciii. 15.
Had woman been so strong as men. --Shak.
No country suffered so much as England. --Macaulay.
-- So far, to that point or extent; in that particular. “The song was moral, and so far was right.” --Cowper.
So far forth, as far; to such a degree. --Shak. --Bacon.
So forth, further in the same or similar manner; more of the same or a similar kind. See And so forth, under And.
So, so, well, well. “So, so, it works; now, mistress, sit you fast.” --Dryden. Also, moderately or tolerably well; passably; as, he succeeded but so so. “His leg is but so so.” --Shak.
So that, to the end that; in order that; with the effect or result that.
So then, thus then it is; therefore; the consequence is.
1. A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence.
Note: (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, “there are women and women,” that is, two very different sorts of women.
(b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, “the tediousness and process of my travel,” that is, the tedious process, etc.; “thy fair and outward character,” that is, thy outwardly fair character,
2. In order to; -- used instead of the infinitival to, especially after try, come, go.
At least to try and teach the erring soul. --Milton.
3. It is sometimes, in old songs, a mere expletive.
When that I was and a little tiny boy. --Shak.
4. If; though. See An, conj. [Obs.]
As they will set an house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs. --Bacon.
And so forth, and others; and the rest; and similar things; and other things or ingredients. The abbreviation, etc. (et cetera), or &c., is usually read and so forth.
1. Forward; onward in time, place, or order; in advance from a given point; on to end; as, from that day forth; one, two, three, and so forth.
Lucas was Paul's companion, at the leastway from the sixteenth of the Acts forth. --Tyndale.
From this time forth, I never will speak word. --Shak.
I repeated the Ave Maria; the inquisitor bad me say forth; I said I was taught no more. --Strype.
2. Out, as from a state of concealment, retirement, confinement, nondevelopment, or the like; out into notice or view; as, the plants in spring put forth leaves.
When winter past, and summer scarce begun,
Invites them forth to labor in the sun. --Dryden.
3. Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
I have no mind of feasting forth to-night. --Shak.
4. Throughly; from beginning to end. [Obs.]
And so forth, Back and forth, From forth. See under And, Back, and From.
Forth of, Forth from, out of. [Obs.] --Shak.
To bring forth. See under Bring.
and so forth
adv : continuing in the same way [syn: and so on, etcetera, etc.]