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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Kick Flares + Loafers A laid-back silhouette like a kick flare jean should be styled with an equally easy shoe. Avery Matera, Glamour, "The Exact Shoes to Wear With Every Pair of Jeans You Own," 4 Apr. 2019 Makeup The Balm Cosmetics has a reputation for its cheeky products and equally whimsical packaging; Bahama Mama Bronzer, Shady Lady Shadow, and Meet Matt(e) Palette are just a few of our personal favorites. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "The Balm Is Launching "Autobalm" Cheek and Eye Shadow Palettes That Look Just Like License Plates," 26 Mar. 2019 Princess Beatrice of York stepped out in a glamorous pastel blue dress and an equally chic fascinator on the opening day of Royal Ascot. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Princess Beatrice Stuns In Pastel Blue at Royal Ascot," 19 June 2018 Both hemispheres share the sun’s rays equally at the equinox, and night and day are roughly the same length. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, "What Exactly Is the Spring Equinox?," 19 Mar. 2019 On the other hand, journalist Hazel Southwell made an equally good argument in favor of the event. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Formula E starts season 5 in Saudi Arabia with a faster electric race car," 14 Dec. 2018 Ride quality is equally impressive, delivering an upscale blend of comfort and poise. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is making a last stand for sedans," 24 Aug. 2018 Since the major success of 2017's Wonder Woman, DC Comics has broadened its focus from male superheroes like Batman and Superman to include its slate of equally impressive (if not more so!) female superheroes. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "A New Supergirl Movie Is Reportedly in the Works," 6 Aug. 2018 Eugenie looked equally stunning at the summer soiree in a one shoulder floral dress paired with black plants, again a striking change from her white Ascot look from earlier in the day. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "Princess Beatrice Pulled Off Two Glamorous Looks In One Day," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of equally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of equally was in the 14th century

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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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