as if ; as if to say that; as if ~ were convinced that; as if ~ believed that; as if ~ decided that
Satoru started off (lit., began to walk ahead) as if to say: "don't anything and follow me."
My section chief glared at me as if to tell me not to ask any unnecessary questions.
The fog had cleared, so I took pictures furiously, as if it were my only chance.
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