alike

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From Old English ġelīċ, reinforced by Old Norse álíkr.

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alike (comparative more alike, superlative most alike)

  1. Having resemblance or similitude; similar; without difference.
    The twins were alike.

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alike (comparative more alike, superlative most alike)

  1. In the same manner, form, or degree; in common; equally.
    We are all alike concerned in religion.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
      Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations.

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