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Definitions for equally
ˈi kwə liequal·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. equally, as, every bitadverb

    to the same degree (often followed by `as')

    "they were equally beautiful"; "birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly"; "sang as sweetly as a nightingale"; "he is every bit as mean as she is"

  2. evenly, equallyadverb

    in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way

    "a class evenly divided between girls and boys"; "they split their winnings equally"; "deal equally with rich and poor"


  1. equallyadverb

    In an equal manner in equal shares or proportion; with equal and impartial justice; without difference; alike; evenly; justly; as, equally taxed, furnished, etc.

    They shared equally in the spoils.

  2. equallyadverb

    In equal degree or extent; just as.

    The gas stations are equally far from the highway.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Equallyadverb

    Etymology: from equal.

    To reconcile mens vices to their fears is the aim of all the various schemes and projects of sin, and is equally intended by atheism and immorality. John Rogers, Sermon 15.

    They are equally impatient of their condition, equally tempted with the wages of unrighteousness, as if they were indeed poor. John Rogers, Sermon 2.

    If the motion of the sun were as unequal as of a ship, sometimes slow, and at others swift; or, if being constantly equally swift, it yet was not circular, and produced not the same appearances, it would not help us to measure time more than the motion of a comet does. John Locke.

    We shall use them,
    As we shall find their merits and our safety
    May equally determine. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Equallyadverb

    in an equal manner or degree in equal shares or proportion; with equal and impartial justice; without difference; alike; evenly; justly; as, equally taxed, furnished, etc

Editors Contribution

  1. equallyadverb

    In an equal manner or to an equal amount or equal share.

    The family share equally with each other when they meet for social gatherings.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 27, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equally' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1572

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equally' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2629

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'equally' in Adverbs Frequency: #145

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of equally in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of equally in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of equally in a Sentence

  1. Professor Michael Chikindas .:

    I do not identify myself as anti-Semite. It is my lifelong credo that all people are born equal regardless of their ethnicity, religion and wealth. I am equally intolerant to all forms of racism, without any exclusions, the pictures I shared from other Facebook pages were not removed by the Facebook mediators which made me think they are not violating any rules while raising a question of possible racist nature of Zionism.

  2. Daniel Feller:

    Yes, Congress has become habitually dysfunctional. For it to be habitually dysfunctional is new, the one case that you can look back to where Congress had been equally and even more dysfunctional is the 1850s and of course that is not encouraging because of what happened at the end of that.

  3. Theodore Parker:

    Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, like frost and fire both are alien to human flesh.

  4. Tom Perez:

    Well the most important thing we're going to do is to build a fair, level playing field for everybody, i welcome the debate. I think there is going to be a bumper crop of candidates and that the American people are going to see a very robust Democratic Party. What will unite all of them is that they are all fighting for a better deal and a brighter future and better tomorrows for everyone, not just a few at the top. And what we're doing at the DNC is making sure we build the infrastructure, the organizing infrastructure, the technology infrastructure so that whoever ... becomes the nominee that they can walk into a DNC that enables them to sprint across the finish line.Listen hereWhile Perez said he hopes ideas and ideals are what helps to unite his party, it may just be mutual disgust for Trump that will act as the super glue for Democrats.Below are some of excerpts of my interview with DNC Chairman Tom Perez. This QA has been edited for brevity, clarity and flow.Mark Preston: As you look at the current state of play right now, what is the Democratic plan to address Donald Trump in this off year?Tom Perez: Step one is that we have to take on Donald Trump in all of these areas that he's trying to take America back, and make America weak, not make America great. Equally important though, we can't simply be against Donald Trump. We've got to articulate what we are for, and we have always been fighting for a fair shake for everyone. Listen hereFollow CNN OpinionJoin us on Twitter and FacebookPreston: (W)hen you were running for chairman, ... it was a bit of a contentious fight. There was a lot of criticism from the grassroots about the battle between establishment Democrats and grassroots Democrats. ... What is being done behind the scenes to try to bridge the divide between those two (factions)?Perez: Every single day we are leading with our values. ... If we want to address income inequality in this country, one of the most important things we can do is support efforts for people to unionize and form a union. When unions succeed, the middle class succeeds. When unions succeed, income inequality goes down, and what we have to do as a party is be out there on the issues that matter the most to people: health care, good jobs, the efforts to cut support for public education, we have to articulate what we stand for.

  5. T. E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.:

    All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.

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