Definition of 'as if'
Example sentences containing 'as if'
Sometimes he would clutch at my hand as we parted as if about to confide something.Times, Sunday Times (2007) Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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) 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 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) Times, Sunday Times (2012)
The patches of lining grow and bleed each cycle just as if they were still inside the womb, under the influence of the hormones controlling menstruation.Alternative Health Care for Women (1991) 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)
As if that good news did not suffice, it seems that he has also passed the other big test, at doping control.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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