as an adverb
Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature
using the word ‘As’ as an
Scuttling a ship is surely as ancient a practice as mutiny on the high seas.
From ‘The Mutiny of the Elsinore’, by Jack London.
His wits had quickly returned as soon as he saw the twinkle of their lights.
From ‘The Hobbit’, by J.R.R. Tolkien.
We twisted ourselves about, and lay as still as death, with every sense alert.
From ‘The First Men in the Moon’, by H.G. Wells.
She learnt the fable of “The Hare and Many Friends” as quickly as any girl in England.
From ‘Northanger Abbey’, by Jane Austen.
She almost ran out of the room, and as soon
as the door was closed, burst into tears of joy.
From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.
“Go to him, Elinor,” she cried, as soon as she
could speak, “and force him to come to me.”
George Stephenson was accustomed to sum up his best
advice in the words, “Do as I have done — persevere.”
From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.
“Well, I feigned courtship of Miss Ingram, because I wished to
render you as madly in love with me as I was with you.”
From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.
She looked on the whole scene, the river, the trees
scattered on its banks and the winding of the valley,
as far as she could trace it, with delight.
From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.
Certainly, since the mutiny began, not a man
of them could ever have been sober.
From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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