Adequate or fit in ability or extent, as in I'm not sure I'm equal to the task. [Late 1600s] Also see feel up to; up to.
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How to use equal to in a sentence
In fact, everyone was equal to-day, and the very knowledge of the fact seemed to put dignity and order into the assembly.Follow My leader | Talbot Baines Reed
Make all men equal to-day, and God has so created them that they shall be all unequal to-morrow.An Autobiography | Anthony Trollope
No need to tell him that were all men equal to-night, some would get the start by rising an hour earlier to-morrow.Mary Barton | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
If men were equal to-morrow and all wore the same coats, they would wear different coats the next day.The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope
Make every man equal to-day, and the old inequalities will reappear to-morrow.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2) | Sir Leslie Stephen