Definition of soe
1. so [ r ] (intensifier) to a very great extent or degree
Examples: "the idea is so obvious" "never been so happy" "I love you so" "my head aches so!"
(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)
One might have expected that such a violent epoch of transition would have destroyed the creative flair of a composer , especially one whose works were so fluent and spontaneous .
This is precisely what makes lucid , straightforward music so difficult to compose - the clarity must be new , not old '' .
When Prokofieff forged his new clarity of `` lucid , straightforward music , so difficult to compose '' , he shaped his talents to his purpose .
(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
Because the body contains so much liquid , transmission of ultrasonic signals proceeds fairly well in muscles and blood_vessels .
(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)
Oersted 's boyhood represented a minimal chance of either attaining greatness or serving his people so well and over so long a span of life .Synonyms so Related Terms intensifier
2. so [ r ] in order that
Examples: "he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"
(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
It is they , of_course , who keep it alive and preserve it so the same spirit will continue to be present in the Corps for future recruits to find as they come into it .
(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
At_first each child should do a kick_up by himself so that the teacher can determine those ready to work alone , and those who need help .
(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
Purpose of this inventory is to include all eligible productive facilities in SBA 's facilities register so that the small business_concerns may have an opportunity to avail themselves of the services authorized by the Congress in establishing the Small_Business_Administration .
The credit requirements stipulate that the applicant must have the ability to operate the business successfully and have enough capital in the business so that , with loan assistance from the SBA , it will be able to operate on a sound financial basis .
(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
The antenna patterns and the power gain at the peak of the beam were both measured ( Mayer , McCullough , and Sloanaker , 1958 b ) , so that the absolute power sensitivity of the antenna beam over the solid_angle of the moon was known .Synonyms so
3. so [ r ] in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied
Examples: "They're happy and I hope they will remain so" "so live your life that old age will bring no regrets"
(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
And so it was over the weekend what with 40 - year old Warren_Spahn pitching his no-hit masterpiece against the Giants and the Giants ' Willie_Mays retaliating with a record tying 4 - homer spree Sunday .
(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
If so , it might be worth_while to assign a future jazz show to a different department - one with enough confidence in the musical material to cut_down on the number of performers and give them a_little room to display their talents .
Almost every film bearing the imprimatur of Hollywood is physically authentic - in_fact , impeccably so .
(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
In doing so science has unquestionably cleared_up widespread misconceptions , removed extraneous and illusory sources of fear , and dispelled many undesirable popular superstitions .
We are left helpless to cope_with it because we do not dare speak of it as anything real for fear that to do so would imply a commitment to that which has already been discredited and proved false .Synonyms so
4. so [ a ] conforming to truth
Examples: "I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so" "a truthful statement"
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
In the work of every artist , I suppose , there may be found one or more moments which strike the student as absolutely decisive , ultimately emblematic of what it is all about ; not less strikingly so for being mysterious , as though some deeply hidden constatation of thoughts were enciphered in a single image , a single moment .
(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
This is especially so if the dog , cat or monkey are to be used , in_view_of their marked anatomical differences from man .
(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
If so , then it is clear that in saying the suffering was bad we are not expressing our feelings only .
If we were asked why we thought so , we should say that these things involve great evil and are wrong , and that to take delight in what is evil or wrong is plainly unfitting .
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
`` So , we have_to protect the old_man for his own good .Synonyms so truthful Related Terms true
5. so [ r ] to a certain unspecified extent or degree
Examples: "I can only go so far with this student" "can do only so much in a day"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
As you can see , in this Push-Pull_Super_Set the entire chest back shoulder area is vigorously exercised in alternate sectors by alternate exercises , so the complete torso remains pumped-up all_the_time !Synonyms so
6. so [ r ] in they same way; also
Examples: "I was offended and so was he" "worked hard and so did she"
(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
Barstow concluded that as Rhode_Island 's John_Brown became a canonized hero , if not a saint , so would it be with John_Brown of Harper_'s_Ferry .
(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)
As I grew older and was promoted , so was he , always where I was .Synonyms so
7. so [ r ] in the way indicated
Examples: "hold the brush so" "set up the pieces thus" (`thusly' is a nonstandard variant)
(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
Depicted , Cubist flatness is now almost completely assimilated to the literal , undepicted kind , but at_the_same_time it reacts upon and largely transforms the undepicted kind - and it does so , moreover , without depriving the latter of its literalness ; rather , it underpins and reinforces that literalness , re-creates it .
In_the_end , Picasso and Braque plumped_for the representational , and it would seem they did so deliberately .Synonyms thus so thusly
8. so [ r ] (usually followed by `that') to an extent or degree as expressed
Examples: "he was so tired he could hardly stand" "so dirty that it smells"
(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)
`` When the roles of husband and wife are reversed , so that the wife becomes leader and the husband follower '' , Dr._Linden says , `` the effects on their whole relationship , sexual and otherwise , can be disastrous '' .Synonyms so
9. so [ r ] subsequently or soon afterward (often used as sentence connectors)
Examples: "then he left" "go left first, then right" "first came lightning, then thunder" "we watched the late movie and then went to bed" "and so home and to bed"
10. so [ r ] in truth (often tends to intensify)
Examples: "they said the car would break down and indeed it did" "it is very cold indeed" "was indeed grateful" "indeed, the rain may still come" "he did so do it!"
11. so [ a ] marked by system; in good order
Examples: "everything is in order" "his books are always just so" "things must be exactly so"
12. So [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8527Synonyms So
13. So [ n ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 2668Synonyms So
14. so [ n ] the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmizationSynonyms soh so sol Related Terms solfa_syllable
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