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English Reference for toshite (として)

  1. Expression as (i.e. in the role of), for (i.e. from the viewpoint of)
  2. apart from... (used to change the topic)
  3. (before a negative form) even (e.g. "not even a single person")
  4. (after a volitional form) thinking that..., trying to...
Example sentences
That 'Ayumi' kid, only 13 but has performed in movies and theatres as a child actor since she was five
It can be used as a knife
George set up as a merchant
I bought him a drink in return for his help
This gold watch is the apple of my eye. Mother gave it to me as a keep-sake in her later years
He has much practical experience as a doctor
He was devoid of human feeling
Blood pressure is important as a barometer of health
He was so adamant in his refusal
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