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    Default As such, many people

    What does this "as such" mean? The dictionary definition is like this, but I feel it to be "because of that" referring to the previous content.
    1.in the usual sense or meaning of the word 2.considering something only in theory, not in practice or in relation to a particular person or thing

    16- Moreoever, in comparison with the distant and unclear recollection of normal dreams, the awareness we have in lucid dreams allows us to remember them vividly. As such, many people are fascinated with the idea of lucid dreams for the sense of escapism...

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    Default Re: As such, many people

    Such is the adjective corresponding to the adverb so.

    He is a judge and as such has a duty to keep his political opinions to himself.

    No doubt I will take some flack for this, but I consider the usage of as such in your passage illiterate and meaningless. Nevertheless, I admit that it is heard. I don't know what the users imagine it means.

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    Default Re: As such, many people

    I agree that it is a strange use of the phrase. 'Therefore' would seem to be closer to what the author actually wants to say.

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