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as far as

To the extent of. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a riot—I think it was just a bunch of rowdy kids causing trouble.
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as far as

Also, so far as. To the extent, degree, or amount that. This phrase alone is always used to modify a verb, as in As far as I can tell it's an authentic antique, or It's a good job as far as it goes, but it may need more work, or James said that, so far as he can remember, he's never met Mike. [c. 1300] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with as far as.
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as/so ˈfar as...

as much as; to the extent that: I will help you as far as I am able.As far as I’m concerned, the whole matter is no longer my responsibility and is now with the police.
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References in classic literature ?
There Burton, who was completely worn out, lay ill for several months, during which time Speke made a push to the northward of more than three hundred miles, going as far as Lake Okeracua, which he came in sight of on the 3d of August; but he could descry only the opening of it at latitude two degrees thirty minutes.
When we had got twice as far as we were before, I was for jeering at the Cyclops again, but the men begged and prayed of me to hold my tongue.
He does not rigidly destroy all inferior animals, but protects during each varying season, as far as lies in his power, all his productions.
As far as the eye could reach the wild landscape was wrapped in snow, which was evidently deepening as they advanced.
A procession was formed, but I only ventured to follow as far as the door of the banqueting-hall, so furious was the uproar of barking dogs within.
The departure of the mother and son from Spain had been so long delayed, by the surgeon's orders, that the travelers had only advanced on their homeward journey as far as Bordeaux, when I had last heard from Mrs.
If you'll take me on with you as far as Norwich, I can go quietly home from there