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[ee-kwuh-lee] /ˈi kwə li/
in an equal or identical manner:
to treat rich and poor equally.
to an equal degree or extent:
You are equally matched.
Origin of equally
1350-1400; Middle English; see equal, -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Dolloped with an equally simple fruit topping, it completely satisfies my craving.
  • Finally, the desperate editor sent an equally desperate illustrator to search out the writer.
  • Selling fruits and veggies in boxes that don't leach chemicals into landfills sounds equally wonderful.
  • There seem to be a lot of ways to go crazy with food-crackers and nutty included-and they are of equally mysterious origin.
  • All comers, regardless of athletic ability, look equally ridiculous.
  • Stories this well written demand art that is equally masterful.
  • Of course, these are both equally valid and beautiful ways of playing music.
  • In that case, the scientists explained, the meat would be divided equally among the villagers.
  • Northern flickers are equally common, especially along the coast, where they stream by in loose flocks.
  • Males are smaller and sleeker, with a top weight of about four pounds, but they're equally powerful fliers.
Word Origin and History for equally

late 14c., from equal + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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