the same

noun

1
: someone or something that is exactly like another person or thing being discussed or referred to
He ordered the salmon, and I had the same.
All of your classmates have begun their projects, and I suggest you do the same.
The band's last album was a bunch of bubble-gum pop, and their new release is just more of the same.
2
: exactly like each other or very similar to each other
The lunch specials are always the same.
No two fingerprints are ever the same.
3
: someone or something that has not changed : something that is exactly like it was at an earlier time
After the accident, he was never quite the same again.
Things would never be the same without you!

Examples of the same in a Sentence

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“The same.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20same. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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