- (archaic) Just as; in the same way as; even as.
The forms like as if and like as and are sometimes found. The former is rare; the latter obsolete.
- 1799: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Letters (1895), 272
- I held the letter in my hand like as if I was stupid.
- 1523: John Fitzherbert, The Boke of Surveying, 13.31
- Lyke as and it were extortion.