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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The other half of her body is covered by an almost equally large photograph of African foliage. Sharon Mizota, latimes.com, "Review: Photographer Todd Gray traces African roots," 9 July 2018 In Georgia, to take the scene of one high-profile Rooseveltian intervention, where three-quarters of the public supported Roosevelt, an equally large three-quarters opposed his intervention in the party primary. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "The GOP Is Trump’s Personality Cult. Could Democrats Do the Same?," 27 June 2018 There was an equally large orchard of peach and pear trees, and a small bowling alley for the family's amusement. Southern Living, "WATCH: The Nation's Largest Octagonal House Is In Mississippi, And It Was Never Finished," 4 June 2018 Others wondered, will Trump reciprocate with an equally large letter? Lindsay Benson, CNN, "Kim Jong Un sent a letter to Trump. It's huge," 1 June 2018 The use of artificial intelligence in medicine is accelerating rapidly, and large companies — from Google, to Amazon, to Microsoft — are dedicating huge sums to developing novel products that offer big rewards, and equally large risks. Casey Ross, STAT, "Artificial intelligence is evolving fast. Can the FDA keep up?," 25 May 2018 For that reason, their large fiscal deficits have not translated into equally large current-account deficits with the rest of the world. The Economist, "Will Argentina’s woes spread?," 10 May 2018 Net profits generated from U.S. sales of Symjepi will be shared equally by Adamis and Sandoz. Peter Loftus, WSJ, "Novartis Injects Itself Into Planned Rollout of EpiPen Competitor," 2 July 2018 Adamis and Sandoz will share the net profits equally. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Hello AMLO, EU Retaliation, Stocks Stumble: CEO Daily for July 2, 2018," 2 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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