The mandates in this bill, mandates that candidate Obama opposed, equal diminished freedom.
We are the land of meritocracy, rugged individualism and equal opportunity.
In a society where different people have the right to equal value, Maryland and Maine are not the end.
"I never felt I didn't have equal opportunity as a woman," she says.
The inference that the child was treated as an equal in the community is unwarranted.
He might be her equal some day, at present he was—her brother's guest and domestic.
Rival is equal, and love like death an universal leveller of mankind.
The losses in this battle were about equal, 600 killed and wounded in each army.
Men who were equal would be in a state of nature such as was imagined.
The Bellamy, says the critic, was only equal to the Cibber in expressing the ecstasy of love.
late 14c., from Latin aequalis "uniform, identical, equal," from aequus "level, even, just," of unknown origin. Parallel formation egal (from Old French egal) was in use late 14c.-17c. The noun is recorded from 1570s.
1580s, "compare, liken," also "match, rival," from equal (adj.). Related: Equaled; equaling.