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如是者 seems to be a modern day Cantonese phrase: Words.hk 語句 所以;根據前文嘅規律 so; so that; in sequence with the above mentioned 你而家開始一個月儲三千蚊, 如是者, 三十年後你就夠畀首期。 You can try to save $3000 a month from now on, so that you can afford the down payment after 30 years. I'd treat it more as a set phrase rather than as its individual components.


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穷索冥搜,忘寝废食,[如是(者)]有年 = searching earnestly, to the point of not sleeping or eating, and [like this (way)] for years 如是(者) = like this (way) --> "way" refers to " in the manner of (穷索冥搜,忘寝废食)" You can see '者' as the pronoun for 'the not sleeping or eating way of search' More example: 他日间工作夜间读书,十年如是 = he works at day, study at night ...


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