TAKOBOTO

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とばかりに
tobakarini
JLPT N2
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Meaning
as if; as if ~ were convinced that; as if ~ believed that; as if ~ decided that
Takemoto vented his long held complaints as if he were convinced this was the time to do so
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Phrases
My section chief glared at me as if to tell me not to ask any unnecessary questions.
Edit  #7997 LR
The fog had cleared, so I took pictures furiously, as if it were my only chance.
Edit  #7998 LR
Takemoto vented his long-held complaints as if he were convinced this was the time to do so.
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she appeared on the stage, and as if everyone had been waiting, huge applause broke out
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She just stared at him with her mouth wide open as if she didn't believe him.
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