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[ee-kwuh-lee] /ˈi kwə li/
in an equal or identical manner:
to treat rich and poor equally.
to an equal degree or extent:
You are equally matched.
Origin of equally
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at equal, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They'd been equally firm about other people calling to make counterthreats.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • With no income save what she earned from week to week they were equally impossible.

    The Man from the Bitter Roots Caroline Lockhart
  • The cue of the Chinaman is equally as acceptable as hairs from the mane of the English lion.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • They are all equally worthy of attention from the fact that they existed and were used.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • The country east of the Jordan equally obeyed Egyptian rule.

Word Origin and History for equally

late 14c., from equal + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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