So-much-as Sentence Examples
School was never so much as delayed.
It isn't the alcohol so much as the toxic compounds called congeners, present in most drinks, which cause the problem.
Howie continued to look to us for direction while remaining adamant we exclude so much as mention of what we were doing to anyone outside our group.
The other vamps didn't so much as acknowledge her as she stepped from the car.
He was coiled and ready to snap if the Watcher so much as looked at her too long.Advertisement
Dawkins, Sr. had never hired another mine manager after Josh and never so much as mentioned the Lucky Pup after that time—to his sons or his wife.
He stopped at the opposite side of the table, within reach if he chose, which she suspected he would if she so much as flinched toward the access pad.
Even Evelyn walked away without so much as a glance.
Just then, Edith returned to the room, holding out three crisp one hundred dollar bills, which she thrust toward Claire who reached out and snatched them, without so much as a thank-you, stuffing them in her purse.
Corday left without so much as a thank-you.Advertisement
It wasn't the money he objected to so much as the irrational logic.
Neither of the customers nor the bartender had so much as noticed him leave his seat.
If another boy gave her so much as a second look, he had words with him.
Don't let him into this house when I'm not here — and if he ever so much as touches you in a way you don't like, tell me.
Without so much as a goodbye kiss, he left the room.Advertisement
Dissipation seems largely dependent on meteorological conditions, but the phenomena at different stations vary so much as to suggest that the connexion is largely indirect.
In all countries passenger trains must vary in weight according to the different services they have to perform; suburban Weight trains, for example, meant to hold as many pas ah d sengers as possible, and travelling at low speeds, do not weigh so much as long-distance expresses, which include dining and sleeping cars, and on which, from considerations of comfort, more space must be allowed each occupant.
We eat only to appease our hunger, we drink only so much as it is good for temperate persons to do.
Celestine did not dare so much as to threaten him with excommunication.
The spruce bears the smoke of great cities better than most of the Abietineae; but in suburban localities after a certain age it soon loses its healthy appearance, and is apt to be affected with blight (Eriosoma), though not so much as the Scotch fir and most of the pines.Advertisement
His services in the regeneration of the Turkish power can hardly be over-estimated; all agree in recognizing his great qualities and the charm of his character; even Timur is said to have admired him so much as to offer him his daughter in marriage.
Fleming rightly regards it as not a little curious that for materials differing so much as this cast cobalt and soft annealed iron the hysteretic exponent should in both cases be so near to 1.6.
The "Day of Dupes," as this famous day was called, was the only time that Louis took so much as a step toward the dismissal of a minister who was personally distasteful to him but who was indispensable.
What requires explanation is not the imperfection of actual images so much as the possibility of their being as good as we find them.
Perhaps no advance in medicine has done so much as the study of tuberculosis to educate the public in the methods and value of research in medical subjects, for the results, and even the methods, of such labours have been brought home not only to patients and their friends, but also to the farmer, the dairyman, the butcher, the public carrier, and, indeed, to every home in the land.Advertisement
In view of the anticipated arrival of substantial reinforcements from England there was no great temptation to embark on offensives; and owing to the shortage of artillery ammunition, what there was of it had to be jealously husbanded, although the French divisions were not suffering from this disability so much as the British.
Only very few poisonous snakes (like Naja elaps) are known to resent the approach of man so much as to follow him on his retreat and to attack him.
At the age of fifteen he proceeded with the 12th Foot (now Suffolk Regiment) to the Rhine Campaign, and at Dettingen he distinguished himself so much as acting adjutant that he was made lieutenant.
Besides these variations in the number of ridges or plates of which each tooth is composed, the thickness of the enamel varies so much as to have given rise to a distinction between a " thick-plated " and a " thin-plated " variety - the latter being most prevalent among specimens from the Arctic regions.
A very interesting feature is the small proportion of calcium carbonate, the amount present being usually less as the depth is greater; red clay from depths exceeding 3000 fathoms does not contain so much as 1% of calcareous matter.
The religious ideas in South Germany were affected by the development of a reform party in Switzerland, under the influence of Zwingli, who claimed that at Einsiedeln, near the lake of Zurich, he had begun to preach the gospel of Christ in the year 1516 " before any one in my locality tion in had so much as heard the name of Luther."
Along the whole west coast the climate resembles nothing in the British Islands so much as Cork and Kerry, for there are the same wet gales from a western ocean, the same clouds gathering on the dripping sides of wild mountains, an equal absence of severe frosts and hot sunshine, and a rich and evergreen vegetation.
After a few days, when the mantle bearing the shell valves has developed so much as to enclose the whole body, the young cockle sinks to the bottom and commences to follow the habits of the adult..
The charm of the Orkneys does not lie in their ordinary physical features, so much as in beautiful atmospheric effects, extraordinary examples of light and shade, and rich coloration of cliff and sea.
Virtuous activities determine happiness, and a virtuous man is happy in this life, in spite of misfortunes unless they be too great; while after death he will not feel the misfortunes of the living so much as to change his happiness.
Few states have done so much as Pennsylvania for the humane and scientific treatment of its dependent and defective classes.
Thus the necessary slowness of the heating up of the molten charge would compel us to make the removal of the carbon slow, even if this slowness were not already forced on us by the danger of having the charge froth so much as to run out of the furnace.
It was written out of friendship for Adam Black, and "payment was not so much as mentioned."
Flax and hemp are cultivated, though not so much as formerly, for manufacture into linen and canvas, and also rape seed for the production of oil.
The phase angle, however, varies so much as to suggest that the term mainly represents local causes or observational uncertainties.
It is not so much as king of the dead that Osiris here appears, but every deceased Egyptian was regarded as himself an Osiris, as having undergone all the indignities inificted upon the god, but finally triumphant over the powers of death and evil impersonated by Seth.
The Acts of St John, attributed to Prochorus, narrates the miracles wrought by the apostle during his stay on the island, but, strangely enough, while describing how the Gospel was revealed to him in Patmos, it does not so much as mention the Apocalypse.
This caused a village to spring up, and it afterwards increased so much as to become a market town.
First, he sought to acquire the substance, though not the name, of territorial power, by using the authority of the Mogul emperor for so much as he wished, and for no more; and, secondly, he desired to purify the company's service by prohibiting illicit gains, and at the same time guaranteeing a reasonable remuneration from honest sources.
Wundt's point is that the conclusion of the inductive syllogism is neither so much as all, nor so little as some, but rather the indeterminate "M and P are connected."
Very large doses, so much as 1so cc. may be injected subcutaneously or preferably intravenously, and it is stated to modify the whole course of the disease.
During an attack of acute gout nothing relieves so much as colchicum, but during the intervals potash or lithia salts taken in water are advisable, as tending to prevent the deposits of urate of soda.
Without altogether eschewing Samuel Clarke's a priori system, Butler relies mainly on the inductive method, not professing to give an absolute demonstration so much as a probable proof.
Within the Chalk ring, and at the base of the steep escarpment, there is a low terrace of the Upper Greensand, seldom so much as a mile in width, but in most places crowded with villages scarcely more than a mile apart, and ranged like beads on a necklace.
Neither the attachment to the religious forms of Judaism, which we are informed was characteristic of James, nor that personal relation to the Lord which gave him his supreme distinction are indicated by so much as a single word.
It was not to the hostility of the natives, nor to the hard struggle with nature necessary to make agriculture profitable on Karroo or veld, that the slow progress made by the colonists was due, so much as to the narrow and tyrannical policy adopted by the East India Company, which closed the colony against free immigration, kept the whole of the trade in its own hands, combined the administrative, legislative and judicial powers in one body, prescribed to the farmers the nature of the crops they were to grow, demanded from them a large part of their produce, and harassed them with other exactions tending to discourage industry and enterprise.
For three-quarters of a century, then, philosophy was at a standstill; and, when in the second decade of the 4th century the pursuit of truth was resumed, it was plain that Zeno's paradox of predication must be disposed of before the problems which had occupied the earlier thinkers - the problem of knowledge and the problem of being - could be so much as attempted.
In the earliest times their most pressing foe was not the Arab or Berber so much as the Carolingian.
There can be no doubt, in spite of the apology for his action published by Guizot in his memoirs, that Louis Philippe made a deliberate attempt to overreach the British government; and, if the attempt issued in disaster to himself, this was due, not to the failure of his statecraft so much as to his neglect of the obvious factor of human nature.
The king and his prime minister were equally agreed about the necessity of showing the Vatican and the Church sufficient favor to induce them to cease coquetting with the pretender Don Carlos, but not so much as to allow the pope and the clergy to expect that they would tolerate any excessive Ultramontane influence in the policy of the Restoration.
Yet probably to no one man, except perhaps to Washington, does American nationalism owe so much as to Hamilton.
This rule was absolute; we forbade ourselves from divulging so much as a hint to anyone.
The Greek god didn't so much as blink as he stared her down.
Patsyâ€” as Martha always referred to her motherâ€”apparently neglected to so much as record her daughter's birth, later telling the authorities she could remember neither the jurisdiction where Martha was born nor the precise date.
Dawkins, Sr. had never hired another mine manager after Josh and never so much as mentioned the Lucky Pup after that timeâ€”to his sons or his wife.
For the balance of the afternoon, Dean felt pangs of guilt for summarily deciding not to even consider seeking the position of sheriff without so much as discussing it with his wife.
Brady didn't so much as flinch, and she hurried after him.
Don't let him into this house when I'm not here â€” and if he ever so much as touches you in a way you don't like, tell me.
Singapore has not stopped piracy so much as confined it to its neighbors ' backyards.
It reminds me of nothing so much as the old drinking fountain in Christchurch Park.
You can so much as get dressed without feeling horrid from the humidity.
There is nothing that comforts and strengthens the heart so much as honest mirth, stimulated by good company.
And told him so much as I thought needful of the facts.
On the one hand, indeed, orthodoxy and heresy are symbolized to his mind by the wheat and the tares respectively; he clings to the naive opinion of Catholicism, that contemporary orthodoxy has prevailed within the Church from the first; he recognizes the true faith only in the mystery of the Trinity; he judges heretics who have been already condemned as interlopers, as impudent innovators, actuated by bad and self-seeking motives; he apologizes for having so much as treated of Arianism at all in his history of the Church; he believes in the inspiration of the ecclesiastical councils as much as in that of the Scriptures themselves.
The second part enters upon the history of the crusade itself, and tells how Joinville pledged all his land save so much as would bring in a thousand livres a year, and started with a brave retinue of nine knights (two of whom besides himself wore bannerets), and shared a ship with the sire d'Aspremont, leaving Joinville without raising his eyes,"pour ce que le cuer ne me attendrisist du biau chastel que je lessoie et de mes deux enfans"; how they could not get out of sight of a high mountainous island (Lampedusa or Pantellaria) till they had made a procession round the masts in honour of the Virgin; how they reached first Cyprus and then Egypt; how they took Damietta, and then entangled themselves in the Delta.
By some means, however, he learned to read; and after that he loved nothing so much as a good book.
Not one of the bees so much as looked at those in her left hand.
I have never so much as tasted a grub worm.
Nothing delighted me so much as this game.
If there are children around, nothing pleases me so much as to frolic with them.
Age is no better, hardly so well, qualified for an instructor as youth, for it has not profited so much as it has lost.
I have not heard so much as a locust over the sweet-fern these three hours.
It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.
But they heard him at the council of war and will hear him when he talks sense, but to temporize and wait for something now when Bonaparte fears nothing so much as a general battle is impossible.
The fifth party consisted of those who were adherents of Barclay de Tolly, not so much as a man but as minister of war and commander-in- chief.
Efim, the old coachman, who was the only one the countess trusted to drive her, sat perched up high on the box and did not so much as glance round at what was going on behind him.
If not, the Guards will not so much as see a little smoke.
It is not Napoleon who prepares himself for the accomplishment of his role, so much as all those round him who prepare him to take on himself the whole responsibility for what is happening and has to happen.
Griff and Steadman were particularly resolute at the back, but they could only do so much as Ciren threatened to overwhelm them.
If the process stinks so much as you say, then why bother?
To my 21st century Catholic eyes it looks like nothing so much as a symbol of rebirth and resurrection.
Nothing fatigues the body so much as weariness of spirit, and Eleanor 's spirit was indeed weary.
When women realized that beauty wasn't necessarily about changing a look so much as it was about enhancing and building upon what was already there, they were quick to embrace Brown's philosophy.
If you've been on the case but don't know where to turn next in your search for that hard to find product (you know, the one that the company discontinued without so much as a moment's notice), you may be in luck.
It is not so much as the physical dependence of nicotine or cigarettes but the mental dependence caused by my thinking and the force of habitual thinking and acting upon the thought of physically craving nicotine.
Well, when asked about her promise, not so much as smooch a boy (or girl) and only her cat, Kitty Purry, she replied that she was just joking.
Okay, it may not be such a huge battle so much as a rumored battle.
Avoid websites that promise to find you thousands of dollars in free money without so much as a completed application on file.
They open in June, when the plant resembles nothing so much as a beautiful large-flowered Cherry.
You could blow up half of the level (oh, and you will) without them so much as turning around.
The in-game graphics are realistic and crisp, and the on-screen action can handle an immense amount of characters and cities at one time without so much as a trace of slowdown.
These are the best ways to advance your Sims in the game and some of them cannot technically be classified as cheating so much as taking advantage of your resources.
You don't want to look at the auction price so much as you should be looking at the ending bid.
The time out is not used as a punishment so much as an opportunity for the child to try to regain control of emotions.
The importance is not to get a dance exactly right so much as to have fun.
Thongs vary in the amount of front coverage they offer, but all will be fairly exposing at the back - although not so much as the G-string, which allows you to be effectively naked from behind.
About five months ago, I found out she had slept with three other people; I hadn't even so much as made out with another girl.
Quest personals is not necessarily about pairing you with your lifelong match so much as pairing you with the match that you desire right now.
Perhaps no other villain is lauded and admired quite so much as the Disney villain.
He isn't narcissistic so much as he is curious to understand everything that challenges and perplexes him.
He probably points this out to them not so much as a show of opulence, but to demonstrate just how important they are to him that he's spared no expense to wine and dine them.
Watches are unique in so much as they are the one accessory that is typically worn day in, day out, for every day of the year and often 24 hours a day.
This is not considered a physical problem so much as it is a mental disability.
Technically, if not legally, speaking, you should not so much as use your work desk to pay a non-work related bill.
I can easily recall my teenage years of being 5'10" and able to wear a bikini or short shorts without so much as a worry about being called "Hippo hips" or "Thunder thighs."
It is not so much that women are "better" drivers, so much as they have been proven to be "safer" drivers than their male counterparts.
Until this moment, Miles had never killed so much as a mosquito.
He strode to the door, clamped on his hat, shrugged into his coat and left the house without so much as a good-bye.
She accelerated in a screech, without so much as a glance at Cynthia, who stood at the curb.