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Identical, as in
Gloria's grandfather had been, at one and the same time, a physician at the court and a general in the army
. This expression is an emphatic form of “the same.”
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one and the same
They say in the grave there is peace, and peace and the grave are one and the same.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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