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  1. Over the top's Avatar
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    but such as

    Such is our pride, our folly, or our fate
    That few, but such as* cannot write, translate
    * = who

    Can you give me another example of 'but such as'?
    Thank you

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    Re: but such as

    There are 364 citations in the Corpus of HistoricalAmerican English, but only three in the Corpus of Contemporary American English, strongly suggesting that 'but such as ' is no longer used in this sense.

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