suchlike


suchlike
suchlike

• He left the sea, having had what amounted to a nervous breakdown, ‘always thinking of the other ships that went up, the bombings and suchlike’ —Daily Telegraph, 1971.

Fowler's verdict in 1926 was that this use of suchlike ‘is now usually left to the uneducated’ and that the like should be used instead. In terms of current use this judgement is too severe, especially for everyday conversational usage.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • suchlike — ► PRONOUN ▪ things of the type mentioned. ► DETERMINER ▪ of the type mentioned …   English terms dictionary

  • suchlike — [such′līk΄] adj. of such a kind; of like or similar kind pron. a person (or persons) or thing (or things) of such a kind or similar kind …   English World dictionary

  • suchlike — such|like [ sʌtʃ,laık ] function word SPOKEN Suchlike can be used in the following ways: as a pronoun: They served us cake and sandwiches and suchlike. as a determiner (followed by a noun): There were boxes full of old letters and photographs and …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • suchlike — [[t]sʌ̱tʃlaɪk[/t]] PRON You use suchlike to refer to other things that are like the ones you have already mentioned. ...objets d art, gold, silver, and ivory assortments, ceramics, and suchlike... I suppose you d rather be in Chicago, eating… …   English dictionary

  • suchlike — UK [ˈsʌtʃˌlaɪk] / US determiner, pronoun spoken Summary: Suchlike can be used in the following ways: as a pronoun: They served us cake and sandwiches and suchlike. as a determiner (followed by a noun): There were boxes full of old letters and… …   English dictionary

  • suchlike — such|like [ˈsʌtʃlaık] pron spoken especially BrE and suchlike and things of that kind ▪ money for food, clothes, and suchlike >suchlike adj [only before noun] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • suchlike — 1 pronoun spoken things of that kind: Do you enjoy plays, films and suchlike? 2 adjective (only before noun) spoken of that kind; similar: tennis and baseball and suchlike summer sports …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • suchlike — /ˈsʌtʃlaɪk/ (say suchluyk) adjective 1. of any such kind; similar: rice and suchlike foods. –pronoun 2. persons or things of such a kind: *the neighbours were always giving us eggs and suchlike –mary leslie, 1986. {Middle English, from such +… …   Australian English dictionary

  • suchlike — 1. adjective Of the same or similar kind 2. pronoun Other things of the same kind or type. Audio CDs, tapes, and suchlike …   Wiktionary

  • suchlike — I. adjective Date: 15th century of like kind ; similar II. pronoun Date: 15th century such 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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