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.
Recent Examples on the Web Even though this award is for his photography, what was equally as impressive was his ability to navigate the unknown. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 The disproportionately negative consequences of simple human fallibility are equally, if not more, taxing. Duane Cranston, Fortune, 9 May 2022 In the first few episodes, the scripts are patient in explaining how both women are equally, achingly lonely, and yet go about trying to fix that feeling in entirely different ways. Caroline Framke, Variety, 5 May 2022 Blake's gown is a vision, but her perfectly glowy makeup is equally as entrancing. Seventeen, 2 May 2022 And while the rest of the fictional boy band wasn’t there to perform with him, Finneas’ sultry delivery was equally as swoon-worthy on its own. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 18 Apr. 2022 But the business side of his life has been equally on Payton’s mind. Sean Deveney, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 The 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar celebration, in addition to the amazing red carpet event, was equally as spectacular, with stunning gowns and suits that turned heads. Emerald Elitou, Essence, 28 Mar. 2022 Hotels are equally swoon-worthy, such as the deeply romantic Hotel Fontevraud, the former priory in the historic monument of Fontevraud Royal Abbey, which dates to the 12th century. Jancee Dunn, Travel + Leisure, 26 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of equally

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 May 2022

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“Equally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equally. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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