as far as possible


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as far as possible

To the maximum amount that can be reached or accomplished. We're driving as far as possible before nightfall. Even though you're home sick right now, you still need to do your schoolwork as far as possible.
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as far as possible

 and so far as possible
as much as possible; to whatever degree is possible. We must try, as far as possible, to get people to stop smoking in buses. As far as possible, the police will issue tickets to all speeding drivers. I'll follow your instructions so far as possible.
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as far as possible

Also, so far as possible. To the greatest extent, degree, or amount that is attainable. For example, I want to drive as far as possible today, or It was very complicated, but he promised to explain it so far as possible.
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Actually, it didn't take a lot of doing: the logic of the constructional, aggregational and compositional systems had simply to be understood and followed, relating the various parts of the crustacean to one another, as far as possible in keeping with the new demands made on the home; repairing parts that were worn out, and bringing the whole complex as far as possible into line with current planning regulations; providing soft technology in the plant systems, so as to avoid conflicts with the constructional and compositional system, but also making it as sophisticated as possible to offer future villagers the advantages of peaceful isolation and yet regular links with the outside world of the best possible kind.