Definition of (in) so far as (or that) in English:

(in) so far as (or that)


  • To the extent that.

    ‘the play was a great success so far as attendance was concerned’
    • ‘Of course, character and personality matter to some limited extent - but only insofar as they shape policy.’
    • ‘The elections are significant only insofar as they affect the outcome of the ongoing battle for change.’
    • ‘The public, insofar as it is interested at all, grows tired of the same old faces, rather than impressed by their longevity.’
    • ‘It is success, insofar as it provides more excuses for the expansion of power over the rest of us.’
    • ‘The performances are distinguished, insofar as they can be, operating as they are in a vacuum.’