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I only heard of "such as its", but not "such was its".

What is the meaning of such was its below?

A horse like this had never been seen before — such was its splendor, its majesty, its strength

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    Past tense of 'such is its' – Tetsujin May 14 '15 at 11:06
  • @Tetsujin Thanks, what is the different of such as its and such is its? I have never heard of such is its.. – william007 May 14 '15 at 11:10
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    It's an inversion. "Its splendor, its majesty, its strength was such [as had never been seen before]. (however, I would have used "were" because three qualities are mentioned.) – Brian Hitchcock May 14 '15 at 11:15
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It's an inversion. Rearranged, it reads like this:

  • "Its splendor, its majesty, its strength was such [as had never been seen before].

    (however, I would have used "were", because three qualities are mentioned.)

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