Definition of 'as if'
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It sounds as if it is just time to move on. The Sun (2017)People used to talk about the show as if all the cast were members of their own family. The Sun (2016)The City is treating the stock as if profits are about to crash. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It just felt as if any other successful, overworked comedian could have thought up the jokes. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was just as if they were behind me in the room, saying all the things they used to say. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or they stand and stare as if she's just stepped out of a flying saucer carrying a tub of their favourite ice cream. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You lean in slightly, as if you're about to power forward. Times, Sunday Times (2016)England had talked about that game as if it was their World Cup final. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes he would clutch at my hand as we parted as if about to confide something. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Her voice sounded as if she had just been waiting for a chance to let off steam. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995) Though it looks as if most of us could be caught out in this trap. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So far it looks as if there will be a good harvest this year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was always unnerving listening to humans talk about them as if they knew it all. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Instead we talked about the future as if it were arriving at any minute. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He talks about a diet as if it were an odd modern conspiracy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Americans have just found a way of talking about failure as if it were success. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Not long ago it looked as if England would soon disappear under decking. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When darkness moved in from noon till three, it was as if the good earth itself had become ashamed of him. Christianity Today (2000)They also have a pale stripe below the eye, and in a good light look as if they are wearing spectacles. Times, Sunday Times (2015)To live not as if you have all the time in the world, but as if it will soon slip from your grasp. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He stared at Steel for a good two minutes as if getting the measure of this man to whom he had entrusted his future. Man of Honour (2007)The others, though, look as if they are just coming to the boil. The Sun (2008)He looked very formal - as if he'd just finished work. The Sun (2006)She was presented, though, as if she was. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It looks, though, as if his time in the sun will be short. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He did sound, though, as if he was announcing a manifesto. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Instead, her nose lifts high and left, as if she has just walked behind a bin lorry. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sadly, you soon feel as if you are being taken on a forced march through the world's largest museum of anthropology. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The flowers grow in dense, drooping sprays along the narrow branches and twigs, and the whole tree soon looks as if it is under snow. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one disturbed him, and he did what he liked with his plot, which soon looked as if a series of small earthquakes had stirred it up. Little Men (1871)
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