Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tweedledum and Tweedledee any two people who are hard to tell apart
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tweedledum and Tweedledee Two things practically alike; -- a phrase coined by John Byrom1692-1793) in his satire “On the Feuds between Handel and Bononcini.”
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Usage

In literature:

They reminded me irresistibly of Tenniel's Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
We called them Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
"The Luck of Thirteen" by Jan Gordon
The difference between the two is by no means a case of tweedledum and tweedledee.
"Post-Prandial Philosophy" by Grant Allen
Strange all this difference should be 'Twixt tweedledum and tweedledee.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
When we meet with the Tweedledum and Tweedledee in mind, one of them is always a copy, an echo of the other.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
You know the ancient works of Tweedledum and can distinguish to a hair's breadth 'twixt him and Tweedledee.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
We named them Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
It attempts to measure the difference between tweedledum and tweedledee.
"The Evidence in the Case" by James M. Beck
Tweedledum and Tweedledee went up to their room in silence.
"The Furnace" by Rose Macaulay
Strange that such difference should be 'Twixt tweedledum and tweedledee.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris
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In poetry:

"If you have really finished -? "she began, as politely as she could.
"Nohow. And thank you very much for asking," said TWEEDLEDUM.
"So much obliged," added TWEEDLEDEE. "There are four more verses."
He smiled gently, and began again: -
"Avenged!" by P G Wodehouse

In news:

When it comes to Israel?, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may not exactly be Tweedledee and Tweedledum.
What some referred to privately as RIM's Tweedledum and Tweedledee stepped down as co-CEOs of RIM in January.
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