This is from the first sentence of the Faulkner classic.
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So it is like "as if?"
The wind didn't actually blow into the room? It's just that the dust flowed in as if the wind had blown into the room?
Yes, but more than that. As bhai said, in the way that.... (But it's rare for people to bother to be that precise nowadays, so for the modern reader 'as if' is close enough )