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From Center English such, swuch, swich, swilch, swulch, from Previous English swelċ, from Proto-Germanic *swalīkaz (so shaped, so like), equal to so +‎ like. Cognate with Scots swilk, sic, sik (such), Saterland Frisian suk (such), West Frisian suk, sok (such), Dutch zulk (such), Low German sölk, sulk, sülk, suk (such), German solch (such), Danish slig (like that, such), Swedish slik (such), Icelandic slíkur (such). Extra at so, like.




  1. (demonstrative) Like this, that, these, these; used to make a comparability with one thing implied by context.
    I’ve by no means seen such clouds within the sky earlier than.  Such is life
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Movie star:

      I had event […] to make a considerably lengthy enterprise journey to Chicago, and on my return […] I discovered Farrar awaiting me within the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by means of greeting, […], and eventually main me to his buggy, turned and drove out of city. I used to be utterly mystified at such an uncommon continuing.

    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 2, in The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:

      She was a fats, spherical little girl, richly apparelled in velvet and lace, […]; and the way in which she laughed, cackling like a hen, the way in which she talked to the waiters and the maid, […]—all these sudden phenomena impelled one to hysterical mirth, and made one class her with such immortally ludicrous varieties as Ally Sloper, the Widow Twankey, or Miss Moucher.

    • 2013 June 1, “A greater waterworks”, in The Economist[2], quantity 407, quantity 8838, web page 5 (Expertise Quarterly):

      A man-made kidney nowadays nonetheless means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such gadgets mimic the way in which actual kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.

  2. (notably utilized in formal paperwork) Any.

    the above deal with or at such different deal with as could also be supplied

  3. Used as an intensifier; roughly equal to very a lot of.

    The occasion was such a bore.  “Bottomless” is such a lie.

    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Novice Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:

      They burned the previous gun that used to face at the hours of darkness nook up within the garret, near the stuffed fox that all the time grinned so fiercely. Maybe the rationale why he appeared in such a ghastly rage was that he didn’t come by his dying pretty. In any other case his pelt wouldn’t have been so good. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too. [].

    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Movie star:

      Mr. Cooke directly started a tirade in opposition to the residents of Asquith for allowing a sandy and usually disgraceful situation of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn administration particularly, and with such a loud movement of phrases, that I trembled lest he needs to be heard on the veranda.

    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:

      Charles had not been employed above six months at Darracott Place, however he was not such a whopstraw as to make the least noise within the efficiency of his duties when his lordship was out of humour.

  4. (out of date) A sure; representing the item as already particularized in phrases which aren’t talked about.
    • 1595, Samuel Daniel, “(please specify the folio quantity)”, in The First Fowre Bookes of the Ciuile Wars between the Two Homes of Lancaster and Yorke, London: [] P[eter] Quick for Simon Waterson, OCLC 28470143:

      In rushed one and tells him such a knight / Is new arrived.
    • To-day or to-morrow we are going to go into such a metropolis, and proceed there a yr.


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  1. An individual, a factor, individuals, or issues just like the one or ones already talked about.
    • 1804, Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, The Tatler, C. Whittingham, John Sharpe, web page 315:
      These oraculous proficients are day and evening employed in deep searches for the path of such as run astray after their misplaced items : however at current they’re extra notably serviceable to their nation in foretelling the destiny of such as have possibilities within the public lottery.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt’s Sufferers:

      ‘Twas early June, the brand new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies within the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the solar was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with gentle inexperienced streaks the place the shoal confirmed.

    • 2000, Terry Goodkind, Religion of the Fallen, →ISBN, web page 238:

      Some are simply no-good locals—drunks and such—who’d simply as quickly beg or steal as work.



such (plural suches)

  1. (philosophy) One thing being indicated that’s just like one thing else.
    • 1991, Frank A. Lewis, Substance and Predication in Aristotle[3]:

      However granted that Plato doesn’t settle for the this-such distinction, why saddle him with the view that each one issues are thises, reasonably than all suches or maybe even neither?

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  1. second-person singular crucial current of suchen

Center English[edit]



  1. Different type of swich
    • 1470–1483 (date produced), Thomas Malory, “[Morte Arthur]”, in Le Morte Darthur (British Library Extra Manuscript 59678), [England: s.n.], folio 449, verso, strains 15–18:

      Than ſpake ẜ Gawayne And ſeyde brothir · ẜ Aggravayne I pray you and cost you meve no ſuch · maters no extra a fore me fro wyte you nicely I woll nat be of youre counceyle //

      Then spoke Sir Gawain, and stated, “Brother, Sir Agrivain, I pray you and cost you progress not such issues any extra earlier than me, for be ye assured I cannot be of your counsel.”

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