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Related to so far as: as far as, as a whole

(in) so far as

To such an extent that; to the degree that. In so far as money is concerned, our project will be completely funded by private donations. So far as I can guess, we should be finished filming by late spring.
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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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so far as

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References in classic literature ?
Without involving myself in a dispute I shall merely observe that, so far as my experience goes, the square pieces of pasteboard now delivered to passengers are much more convenient and useful along the road than the antique roll of parchment.
Neither Woola nor I had eaten since the previous day, but in so far as he was concerned it mattered but little, since practically all the animals of the dead sea bottoms of Mars are able to go for incredible periods without nourishment.
1921; "Die mnemischen Empfindungen," Leipzig, l909), we will give the name of "mnemic phenomena" to those responses of an organism which, so far as hitherto observed facts are concerned, can only be brought under causal laws by including past occurrences in the history of the organism as part of the causes of the present response.
Man can act only on external and visible characters: nature cares nothing for appearances, except in so far as they may be useful to any being.
The stretch of cliff that connects them appears to be some thousands of feet in height, and perfectly precipitous, and on each flank of them, so far as the eye can reach, extent similar lines of cliff, broken only here and there by flat table-topped mountains, something like the world- famed one at Cape Town; a formation, by the way, that is very common in Africa.
So far as I can recollect I have always been a man, a man of about thirty.