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    seeing as

    Seeing as how you waived your right to councel, Mr. Shelton, Do you have anything to say?

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    Re: seeing as

    "Seeing as" is a paraphrastic (how about that for a word?) way of saying "since" -- a little like "is going to" for "will".


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    as = expletive?

    a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line

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    Re: seeing as

    "seeing as how" is the whole paraphrastic "since".

    I guess "as" could be considered an expletive, but I don't think of it that way.

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