We are the land of meritocracy, rugged individualism and equal opportunity.
"I never felt I didn't have equal opportunity as a woman," she says.
In paid jobs, they also tend to make less than men in equal jobs, and work predominantly in lower-paid fields.
She has since departed, but she has been replaced by a woman of equal expertise and experience, Martha Bashford.
How dare you swat me for standing up for my rights for demanding that I be treated as an equal human being.
He might be her equal some day, at present he was—her brother's guest and domestic.
These laws are general and their administration should be uniform and equal.
The losses in this battle were about equal, 600 killed and wounded in each army.
In Vienna, L. 11,000 a-year is equal to twice the sum in England.
The Bellamy, says the critic, was only equal to the Cibber in expressing the ecstasy of love.
late 14c., from Latin aequalis "uniform, identical, equal," from aequus "level, even, just," of unknown origin. Parallel formation egal (from Old French egal) was in use late 14c.-17c. The noun is recorded from 1570s.
1580s, "compare, liken," also "match, rival," from equal (adj.). Related: Equaled; equaling.