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Below is the lyrics from the song "letter song"

好きな人と歩いた場所も

その時見た景色も

振り返らず

今を駆け抜け

私は何と出会うの

立ち止まるほど

意味を問うほど

きっとまだ大人ではなくて

今見てるもの 今出会う人

その中でただ前だけを見てる

I want to know what does ほど mean here? Does it mean "the more ... the more ..."?

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No, this ほど means "to the point where ~" or "enough to ~". It's this ほど, and is interchangeable with くらい/ぐらい.

立ち止まるほど、意味を問うほど、きっとまだ大人ではなくて

I'm not yet old enough to stop or reflect on the meanings (of everything I come across) ...

Basically these lines are saying "I am too young to look back at what I have experienced".

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  • Thanks a lot! Seems songs always reverse the normal order, and it makes it more difficult to understand. Nov 17 '20 at 2:01
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    @古手梨花 The prosaic version would be "きっと私はまだ、立ち止まったり意味を問うたりするほど大人ではない".
    – naruto
    Nov 17 '20 at 2:04

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