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[seym-nis] /ˈseɪm nɪs/
the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
lack of variety; monotony.
Origin of sameness
First recorded in 1575-85; same + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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


the state or quality of being the same
lack of change; monotony
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sameness

1580s, from same + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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