- 1690, John Locke, An Essay concerning Human Understanding, Introduction:
- If we will disbelieve every thing, because we cannot know all things, we shall do muchwhat as wisely as he who would not use his legs because he had no wings to fly.
- 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 14:
- But the braggart boaster cried that an old Nobodaddy was in his cups it was muchwhat indifferent and he would not lag behind his lead.
- (obsolete) Many matters.