equal·​ly | \ ˈē-kwə-lē How to pronounce equally (audio) \

Definition of equally

1 : in an equal or uniform manner : evenly sharing the money equally
2 : to an equal degree respected equally by young and old

Examples of equally in a Sentence

The money will be distributed equally among the winners. My opinions are equally valid. She's respected equally by the young and old. The two projects are equally important.
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Bill Rusher was neither the first nor the last conservative to disagree with Will, who is equally capable of annoying the Left. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "The Conservative Sensibility Is George Will’s Definitive Declaration," 20 June 2019 The guidance paid off, as the Aizuri (which performs at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival on June 27) has become known for its audacious performing style and an equally adventurous programming streak. David Weininger, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Just go for it’: An adventurous quartet, always in the moment," 19 June 2019 Today, Ascot Opening Day is a far less mannerist affair, but equally fashion-aligned. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "What It's Really Like to Attend Royal Ascot," 18 June 2019 Jackman's and the crowd's reaction were equally incredulous. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Hugh Jackman kicks off his U.S. tour in Houston," 18 June 2019 Now, after conquering the NFL, the relentless Lewis is making a run at a new, equally lofty target: Hollywood. Mike Scott, nola.com, "Movie about New Orleans Saints standout Michael Lewis is in the works," 18 June 2019 The catalog makes the point, as does much recent writing on medieval Africa, that the Sahara has long been miscast as a barrier separating a notional black Africa from an equally notional white or Arab one. Howard W. French, The New York Review of Books, "Africa’s Lost Kingdoms," 17 June 2019 Banner Health, like some others, has a policy that applies equally to immigration detainees and prisoners. Sheri Fink, New York Times, "Migrants in Custody at Hospitals Are Treated Like Felons, Doctors Say," 10 June 2019 Well, an image with her equally stylish best friend, La La Anthony. Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Pairs Up With an Equally Chic BFF," 16 May 2019

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First Known Use of equally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of equally

: in an equal or even manner
: to an equal degree or extent

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