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equally

[ee-kwuh-lee]
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  1. in an equal or identical manner: to treat rich and poor equally.
  2. 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
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  • He was not by any means an ideal monk, but he was equally far from being a scandal.

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • The latter was equally plausible; but, if it came, would it not be preferable to the other?

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The other element in the story which Synge introduces into the play is equally true.

  • The second point was this: those with whom I had had misunderstandings were equally His agents.

  • But don't eat them late, unless you are equally fond of dyspepsia.


Word Origin and History for equally

adv.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper