Definition of and so on (or forth) in English:

and so on (or forth)

phrase

  • And similar things; et cetera.

    ‘these savouries include cheeses, cold meats, and so on’
    • ‘Told in verse, each character ends up with a book which in turn introduces us to the next character, and so on.’
    • ‘He could go harder and longer than most of the other athletes in long distance training and so forth.’
    • ‘If you believe in freedom of speech, assembly, religion and so forth, why not embrace the free market?’
    • ‘She was convicted simply for tampering with evidence such as erasing phone logs and so on.’
    • ‘We are often too anxious to have it all and have it now, so some become white collar criminals and so on.’
    • ‘This region used to be the bedrock of conflicts and cold War politics and so forth.’
    • ‘For the footballers, it is too much too young, a lack of education and so on.’
    • ‘Also, be aware that sugar might be described as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose and so on.’
    • ‘One more person might get to hear about the author, might talk about it, might buy a proper copy for a friend, and so forth.’
    • ‘The company should stress that it uses real chocolate, butter and cream rather than vegetable oils and so on.’
    and so on, and so forth, and so on and so forth, and the rest, and the like, or the like, and suchlike, or suchlike, and more of the same, or more of the same, and similar things, or similar things, et cetera et cetera, and others, among others, et al., etc.
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