What does the word insomuch mean?

Usage examples for insomuch

  1. When that was done, she was about to carry the babe to the house of the midwife, as Don Juan had recommended, but as she was passing with it before the door of the room wherein the lady was about to commence her history, the little creature began to cry aloud, insomuch that the lady heard it. – The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  2. For while we were looking and expecting, suddenly the table began to tilt this way and that, and then as if by an effort the ponderous mass, with all our hands still upon the velvet pall, positively mounted slowly into the air, insomuch that we were obliged to rise from our chairs and stand to reach the surface. – My Life as an Author by Martin Farquhar Tupper
  3. The night had by that time become profoundly dark, insomuch that we had to grope for the various articles we required. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne