and so forth

and so forth
adverb
continuing in the same way (Freq. 4)
Syn: ↑and so on, ↑etcetera, ↑etc.

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\\ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ also  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ phrasal
: and others or more of the same or similar kind

pamphlets, books, and so forth

: further in the same or similar manner

afterward she screamed and cried and so forth

: and the rest

he moved his furniture, clothes, and so forth

: and other things (as ingredients)

milk, eggs, flour, and so forth

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and so forth
And so on, et cetera
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Main Entry:forth
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and so on or and so forth (or as one phrase and so on and so forth)
1. And more of the same or the like
2. And the rest of it
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Main Entry:so

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used instead of mentioning more of a similar type of thing that has already been mentioned

They have a right to their own culture, their own religion, their own language, and so on.

Employees were always complaining about their wages, their working conditions, and so forth.

Thesaurus: words and expressions when listing thingssynonym types of listhyponym
Main entry: so

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and so on

particular services like education, housing, and so forth

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and so forth — see so, 1
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Main Entry:forth
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and so forth (or and so on)
: and other things often of the same or similar kind

Magazines, newspapers, journals, and so forth are on the second floor of the library.

She wanted to know about my family, my childhood, my hopes and fears, (and so on) and so forth.

I bought milk, eggs, bread, and so on.

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Main Entry:so

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and ˈso forth | and ˈso on (and ˈso forth) idiom
used at the end of a list to show that it continues in the same way

We discussed everything— when to go, what to see and so on.

Main entry:soidiom

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  • and so forth — or[and so on] And more of the same kind; and further amounts or things like the ones already mentioned. * /The costumes were red, pink, blue, purple, yellow, and so forth./ Compare: WHAT HAVE YOU …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • and so forth — and other similar things. Obviously they re not doing a good job and so forth, but I don t really like having to fire anyone. Insurance is getting harder to obtain, and you may not qualify for benefits and so on. Usage notes: also used in the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • and so forth — Ⅰ. ► and so forth and so on. Main Entry: ↑forth Ⅱ. ► and so on (or forth) and similar things; et cetera. Main Entry: ↑so …   English terms dictionary

  • And so forth — And And, conj. [AS. and; akin to OS. endi, Icel. enda, OHG. anti, enti, inti, unti, G. und, D. en, OD. ende. Cf, {An} if, {Ante }.] 1. A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • and\ so\ forth — • and so forth • and so on And more of the same kind; and further amounts or things like the ones already mentioned. The costumes were red, pink, blue, purple, yellow, and so forth. Compare: what have you …   Словарь американских идиом

  • and so on and so forth — and so on or and so forth (or as one phrase and so on and so forth) 1. And more of the same or the like 2. And the rest of it • • • Main Entry: ↑so …   Useful english dictionary

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