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Definition of "such" []

  • Of this kind: a single parent, one of many such people in the neighborhood. (adjective)
  • Of a kind specified or implied: a boy such as yourself. (adjective)
  • Of a degree or quality indicated: Their anxiety was such that they could not sleep. (adjective)
  • Of so extreme a degree or quality: never dreamed of such wealth. (adjective)
  • To so extreme a degree; so: such beautiful flowers; such a funny character. (adverb)
  • Of the sort specified or understood (determiner)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as pronoun) (determiner)
  • So great; so much (determiner)
  • (intensifier) (adverb)

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Use "such" in a sentence
  • "Mainstream Psychology during most of the 20th century did not apply the scientific method! freud theory of personality, behviorism, etc.. are examples of why phsycholgy got such a bad rep in terms of science. such theories, which highly influenced society, were never real scientific theories since they were never based and grounded on scientific research..such as controlled experiments."
  • "When they steal, they are careful to do it on such a _small_ scale, or in the taking of _such things_ as will make detection difficult."
  • "When they steal, they are careful to do it on such a small scale, or in the taking of _such things_ as will make detection difficult."