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 Meanings and Examples of TANTAMOUNT
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tantamount
 a.  equivalent in effect or value
Classic Sentence:
1  For Flask to have presumed to help himself, this must have seemed to him tantamount to larceny in the first degree.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
2  There is a point where depth is tantamount to burial, and where light becomes extinct.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—MINES AND MINERS
Example Sentence:
1  But another conservative paper said it was tantamount to a declaration of war to deprive a country of its right to nuclear technology.
2  One Turkish diplomat told the BBC that that was tantamount to the EU saying that it wanted to remain an exclusively Christian club.
3  Though Rudy claimed his wife was off visiting friends, his shriek of horror when she walked into the room was tantamount to a confession that he believed she was dead.