in addition; too; besides; as well: He was thin, and he was also tall.
likewise; in the same manner: Since you're having another cup of coffee, I'll have one also.
and: He was mean, also ugly.
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How to use also in a sentence
Rand Paul had the benefit of observing both what made his father likable and popular, and what made him an also-ran.
Dozens of other former members and congressional also-rans, both Democrats and Republicans, are squatting on six-figure surpluses.Ex-Politicians Keeping $100 Million in Private Slush Funds | Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke and Duchess of (confusingly, also-named) Kent were lower-profile Palace neighbors.Malice in the Palace: Prince George’s Treacherous New Digs | Tina Brown | July 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ten years ago, Apple began its transformation from an also-ran PC maker to a world-beating tech titan.
For a time he wrote criticism for Mawaqif, a publication founded by the Syrian poet (and perennial Nobel also-ran) Adonis.Elias Khoury: Profile of the Essential Arab Novelist Today | Jacob Silverman | August 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gandhi himself signed this page on the following day, giving the date also-August 27, 1935.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
Five reminders of his homely mug and not a solitary one of the also-rans!The Kingdom Round the Corner | Coningsby Dawson
He also-458- administered for them the government of Reggio and Modena, their two chief subject cities.Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature | John Addington Symonds
Down it went, rapidly, even as they stared, until it hung just off the also-falling asteroid.The Passing of Ku Sui | Anthony Gilmore
Talk of Pompeii—why, this puts it quite among the "also-rans."War Letters of a Public-School Boy | Paul Jones.
British Dictionary definitions for also
(sentence modifier) in addition; as well; too
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