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equally

[ee-kwuh-lee] /ˈi kwə li/
adverb
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
1350-1400
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.

    Riders to the Sea J. M. Synge
  • 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).

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