evenly matched


: equal in skill or ability
It was a close game between two evenly matched teams.

Examples of evenly matched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite voters’ sour mood, Biden and Trump appear evenly matched in most recent national polls. Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 Barring that inept performance, the rest of the class was quite evenly matched, with five cars finishing on the same lap and split by less than 20 seconds. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 3 Feb. 2024 But for a rivalry to take hold, the results must be evenly matched. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2024 The Huskies quickly made a comeback before the half, though, scoring 10 to the Wolverines' 17. MORE: Possible gas explosion at downtown Fort Worth hotel injures 21: Officials After the half, the teams seemed more evenly matched, with the Huskies scoring another field goal. Jolie Lash, ABC News, 8 Jan. 2024 This shows how razor-thin the margin for error is in a hyper-competitive league where most teams are evenly matched and injuries happen. Jason Williams, The Enquirer, 4 Jan. 2024 The female equivalent of the Malibu is the La Brea Stakes, which also is evenly matched with Clearly Unhinged (3-1) as the favorite for Michael McCarthy. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 25 Dec. 2023 Currently, the United States and China are evenly matched in their economic relations with Vietnam. Jianli Yang, National Review, 23 Dec. 2023 Industry and public functions will be evenly matched. Patrick Frater, Variety, 23 Nov. 2023

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“Evenly matched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evenly%20matched. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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