as though it were

See: quasi
References in classic literature ?
When its father comes up, the child tears itself away from the bosom, flings itself back, looks at its father, laughs, as though it were fearfully funny, and falls to sucking again.
If you're going through a tough experience, just view it as though it were meant to be and know you'll get through it.
that a new nomadic potential has appeared, accompanied by the reconstitution of a smooth space or a manner of being in space as though it were smooth.