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 Meanings and Examples of EQUIVALENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
equivalent
 a.  interchangeable; comparable; equal, as in value, force, or meaning
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
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.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
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 Wharton
Get 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 Wharton
Get 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 Lewis
Get 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 Melville
Get 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.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
7  To please a bishop is equivalent to getting one's foot in the stirrup for a sub-diaconate.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get 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.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—THE EMPEROR PUTS A QUESTION TO THE GUIDE LAC...
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.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
10  To lean one's back against a thing is equivalent to lying down while standing erect, which attitude is not hated by thinkers.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—BLONDEAU'S FUNERAL ORATION BY BOSSUET
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.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
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 Dumas
Get 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.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
14  If he does, however, they will leave me in peace, which may be a decent equivalent for the reversion.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
15  To give that terrible order seemed to him equivalent to resigning the command of the army.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  He changed his pounds for the equivalent amount of dollars.
2  I had no dollars, but offered him an equivalent amount of sterling.
3  A unit is equivalent to a glass of wine or a single measure of spirits.
4  This qualification is the equivalent of a degree.
5  The equivalent of two tablespoons of polyunsaturated oils is ample each day.
6  Eight kilometres is roughly equivalent to five miles.
7  There is no exactly equivalent French tense to the present perfect tense in English.
8  These first computers were equivalent in power to a modern calculator.
9  Zip disks could be used to store the equivalent of three music CDs.
10  The accuracy of equivalent circuit method can be effectively improved if the calculation of PM leakage permeance is accurate.
11  The intention is that over extended periods of time equivalent machines receive an equivalent amount of resource.
12  For low paid male workers - many from South Asia - the cafeterias are a social focus - the equivalent of a bar or pub in non-Muslim countries, a place to meet friends and workmates.
13  Persons and corporations are equivalent entity under the law.
14  The Clinton campaign has raised more money in the first three months than all nine Democratic candidates in the equivalent period for the 2004 election.
15  The nine-month, 32,000-mile odyssey is one of the world's most grueling competitions, the sailing equivalent of scaling Mount Everest.