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[seym-nis] /ˈseɪm nɪs/
the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
lack of variety; monotony.
Origin of sameness
1575-85; same + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Her productions showed a good deal of sameness and a certain lack of progression.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • There is necessarily a sameness in the records of these pestilences.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • He had grown accustomed to sameness, perhaps, for he never seemed to object to it.

    A Beautiful Alien Julia Magruder
  • And sameness has been shown to be of a nature distinct from oneness?

    Parmenides Plato
  • But the sameness of a sea-life will by no means afford me many combustible incidents.

    The South-West Joseph Holt Ingraham
  • At last the professor grew tired of the sameness of the journey.

    Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish
British Dictionary definitions for sameness


the state or quality of being the same
lack of change; monotony
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sameness

1580s, from same + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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