1 Both bowed to the inexorable truth: they knew that Zeena never changed her mind, and that in her case a resolve once taken was equivalent to an act performed.
2 Her personal fastidiousness had a moral equivalent, and when she made a tour of inspection in her own mind there were certain closed doors she did not open.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
3 The first two weeks after her return represented to Mrs. Peniston the domestic equivalent of a religious retreat.
House of Mirth By Edith WhartonGet Context In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
4 They had given up their beloved yellow brick house and moved into these rooms over a store, which were the Gopher Prairie equivalent of a flat.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XII
5 Literally this word means Fat-Cutter; usage, however, in time made it equivalent to Chief Harpooneer.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 33. The Specksnyder.
6 The men and women slaves received, as their monthly allowance of food, eight pounds of pork, or its equivalent in fish, and one bushel of corn meal.
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7 To please a bishop is equivalent to getting one's foot in the stirrup for a sub-diaconate.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE SOLITUDE OF MONSEIGNEUR WELCOME
8 He had, or thought that he had, a connivance, one might almost say a complicity, of events in his favor, which was equivalent to the invulnerability of antiquity.
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9 Thenardier had just passed his fiftieth birthday; Madame Thenardier was approaching her forties, which is equivalent to fifty in a woman; so that there existed a balance of age between husband and wife.
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10 To lean one's back against a thing is equivalent to lying down while standing erect, which attitude is not hated by thinkers.
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11 For those who love solitude, a walk in the early morning is equivalent to a stroll by night, with the cheerfulness of nature added.
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12 But Andrea, turning towards them, winked his eyes, rolled his tongue around his cheeks, and smacked his lips in a manner equivalent to a hundred words among the bandits when forced to be silent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasGet Context In Chapter 107. The Lions' Den.
13 God did not give me my life to throw away; and to do as you wish me would, I begin to think, be almost equivalent to committing suicide.
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14 If he does, however, they will leave me in peace, which may be a decent equivalent for the reversion.
15 To give that terrible order seemed to him equivalent to resigning the command of the army.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 11: CHAPTER III