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The conjunctions as and since suggest a reason for an occurrence or action, but they are so casual as to imply merely circumstances attendant on the main statement: As (or since) I was tired, I was sleeping. Because introduces a direct reason: I was sleeping because I was tired. The reason, proof, or justification introduced by for is like an afterthought or a parenthetical statement: I was famished, for I had not eaten all day. The more formal inasmuch as implies concession; the main statement is true in view of the circumstances introduced by this conjunction: Inasmuch as I was tired, it seemed best to sleep.

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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

They got all kinds of tony things–tomatoes and cucumbers and as-paragrass, and them little toadstool things.
The "Pay-as-You-Go" system has reflected favorably on the state's financial reputation.
He was crotchetty and impracticable, a man of rash judgment and hasty action-as brave and as tenacious as a bulldog.
Ang mag-una mauy mupikat sa mga tag-as sagbut, The one in front has to push the tall grass to the sides.
He dodged wearily and repeated his incredible remark: "Ya-as, there is—wimmen—two female ladies onto them there mules."
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
It was no use trying to be dry-as-dust since the spring had got into her blood.
MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
He told him also of Kla-kla-as-suks, the klootsmah who had left her home to be his rightful wife.
Acicular, as-ik′ū-lar, adj. needle-shaped; slender and sharp-pointed.
Acidimeter, as-id-im′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the strength of acids.
Acetopathy, as-et-op′a-thi, n. the treating of ailments by the external application of dilute acetic acid.

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