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sameness

[seym-nis] /ˈseɪm nɪs/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
2.
lack of variety; monotony.
Origin of sameness
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; same + -ness
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  • There is necessarily a sameness in the records of these pestilences.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • The human mind is a sort of reflection of this, having ideas of Being, sameness, and the like.

    Sophist Plato
  • There is no sameness of existence, but the new mortality is always taking the place of the old.

    Symposium Plato
  • And sameness has been shown to be of a nature distinct from oneness?

    Parmenides Plato
  • But how can that which does not partake of sameness, have either the same measures or have anything else the same?

    Parmenides Plato
  • It borrows a certain dignity of sameness from the majestic monotony of the sea.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for sameness

sameness

/ˈseɪmnɪs/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being the same
2.
lack of change; monotony
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Word Origin and History for sameness
n.

1580s, from same + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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