By the same token

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • By the same token further in corroboration
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Quotations

  • Russell Lynes
    Russell Lynes
    “The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.”

Idioms

By the same token - If someone applies the same rule to different situations, they judge them by the same token: If things go well, he's full of praise, but, by the same token, when things go wrong he gets furious.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tácen; Ger. zeichen, a mark.

Usage

In literature:

Of nights, by the same token, it was not the place to choose for an after-supper walk.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
I'm blest if I can make him out, and I knew all the men purty well, most of them being in my own watch, by the same token.
"The Wreck of the Nancy Bell" by J. C. Hutcheson
Let me keep my millionaire, if it's only for the day, for by the same token I'm quite attached to him in prospect!
"Pixie O'Shaughnessy" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He's the stowaway, sorr; Joe Fergusson, by the same token!
"Afloat at Last" by John Conroy Hutcheson
I rec'lect that v'yage o' mine in that schooner well, too, by the same token!
"On Board the Esmeralda" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Unfortunately, by the same token, the new President had not, as Lincoln would have had, the ear of the North.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
By the same token I am inclined to think that I should drop Carlyle and Hawthorne for Matthew Arnold and, perhaps, Cardinal Newman.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
By the same token I saw the boy a cleaning of them for supper.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
And by the same token the good Duchess has seen her hair grow white and her gaiety vanish.
"Honey-Bee" by Anatole France
By the same token when a man goes on sick call, the officer's responsibility does not end at the point where the doctor takes over.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
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In poetry:

At the next post and rail up went Western's bang tail,
And down (by the very same token)
To earth went his nose, for the panel he chose
Stood firm and refused to be broken.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
He turn'd the body up on its face,
And never a word was spoken,
While he ripp'd the doublet, and tore the lace,
And tugg'd — by the self-same token, —
And strain'd, till he wrench'd it out of its place,
The dagger-blade that was broken.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Blinder's premise is true that a private-sector CEO is a poor candidate for president, then by the same token the president should quit trying to be a businessman and keep his nose out of the private sector.
The coin shortages eased by these tokens had very different causes but the end result was the same.
The 27-year-old Janesville resident said he wishes he could have done more, but by the same token.
Not all classes will meet all children's needs, and, by the same token, not one Parent Teacher Associations will do for all students either.
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In science:

By the same token, the density of the soft beads exceeds unity when measured in units of the particles’ interaction radius.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
By the same token, the effective potential depends on density, ρ, and care has to be taken when calculating derivatives of thermodynamic quantities with respect to the number of particles or volume.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
But by the same token the electric field is also an ‘auxiliary concept’ in that it, like the magnetic field, is completly specified by the configuration of electric charges that constitute its source.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
By the same token it could be argued that the electric field, also defined by the force on a test charge, is a similar ‘auxiliary concept’, but Einstein does not take this further step.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
By the same token, for a collection of test functions Ψ, the evaluation mapping F : Ψ → Cb (Ψ)∗ can be defined by F (ψ) = fψ , where fψ (g) = g(ψ) for all g ∈ Cb (Ψ).
Test Functions, Kernels, Realizations and Interpolation
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