equal·​ly | \ˈē-kwə-lē \

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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And with all the recent talk about preserving healthy bacteria and nurturing skin rather than stripping it, consider enzymes a kinder, equally effective alternative for brightening and toning. Vogue, "The Star Exfoliating Ingredient That Will Give You Baby Skin," 6 July 2018 Clearly, tennis has a long way to go until female competitors are treated equally. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Wimbledon Defines Serena Williams—and All Female Competitors—By Their Marital Status," 5 July 2018 Both sides have had different but equally impressive paths to Sunday’s final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium and each is desperate to reward its nation with ultimate glory. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "How the World Cup final between France and Croatia will be won," 13 July 2018 Draxler has been on Liverpool's radar for a number of years, first breaking onto the scene with Schalke 04 before having an equally impressive spell with VfL Wolfsburg. SI.com, "Report Calls on Liverpool to Shortlist PSG Forward as Long-Term Replacement to Philippe Coutinho," 30 June 2018 During that time in Uruguay, the U.S. Soccer Federation caused a rift by not paying all the players equally or fairly, a decision that was delivered on the plane during the flight to South America. Joe Knowles, chicagotribune.com, "Roger Bennett on 'American Fiasco,' the state of U.S. soccer and the 'siren call' of Chicago," 27 June 2018 Officer Adam Parkhurst's salary is paid equally by the city and the school district. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For the first time, the Pewaukee School District will soon have an armed school resource officer on campus," 21 May 2018 The Bulldogs were equally impressive with a 14-4 win over Howard. Glenn Graham, baltimoresun.com, "Boys lacrosse state championship capsules," 21 May 2018 Doctors play an equally critical role in the network of support. Karen S. Lynch, STAT, "Everyone deserves a holistic, patient-centric health care system," 12 July 2018

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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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