• WordNet 3.6
    • n alikeness similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things "man created God in his own likeness"
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  • Honore De Balzac
    “We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.”
  • Sir Thomas Browne
    “It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.”
  • Moasi
    “Good fortune and evil fortune come to all things alike in this world of time.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “It is with our judgments as with our watches: no two go just alike, yet each believes his own.”
  • John Donne
    “Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.”


Alike as two peas - If people or things are as alike as two peas, they are identical.
Great minds think alike - If two people have the same thought at the same time, one of them might say "Great minds think alike."


In literature:

It made no noise on the soft, moist road, artillery wheel and horse's hoof quiet alike.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Men and women can only be alike mentally when they are alike in physical configuration and physiological function.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
All are alike fair when no spots we see.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
The tailless females exhibit simple variability, scarcely two being found exactly alike even in the same locality.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
To friend and foe he was alike cordial and generous.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
She and Phyllis had discovered how easy it was to pass for each other, and further to confuse people they began to dress alike.
"Phyllis" by Dorothy Whitehill
The Spanish ships were driven hither and thither, pursued alike by the winds and the foe.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
In the matter of blankets they fared alike except as to quality.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
Both doomed to disappointment, alike bitter and hard to bear.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The heart of a woman is formed for the abode of sacred truth; and for the reasons alike honorable to her character and to that of society.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Food and rest became alike distasteful.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Cursed him and his descendants, to the sixth and seventh generations, good and bad alike.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The interstices were filled with clay, which soon hardened, rendering the walls comparatively smooth, and alike impervious to wind or rain.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
China has suffered at the hands of the great powers, has suffered at the hands of England, Russia, France, and Germany alike.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
The solemn Benediction blessed the just and the unjust alike.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
In some of them he had set forth simple evangelical truths, professed alike by friend and foe.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
Pyramidal platforms or foundations for important edifices appear in both regions, and are very much alike.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
Nature and his parents alike dandle him, and tice him on with a bait of sugar to a draught of wormwood.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Curses and prayers alike were no avail.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
Remember she had in her the deep, mute Indian nature that meets joy or anguish alike in silence.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch

In poetry:

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.
"Human Family" by Maya Angelou
Ye have kindred voices clear,
Ye alike unfold the wing,
Migrate hither, sojourn here,
Both attendant on the spring!
"On The Swallow (From The Greek)" by William Cowper
Such crowds as run with idle gaze,
Alike to every show;
Nor heed a wretched father's tears,
Nor feel a mother's woe.
"A Ballad" by Jane Bowdler
Broad and liberal was thy judgment,
One aim thine Equality
Caring not for creed or color,
Man was man alike to thee.
"Federic Douglass" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
The old, old story, ever new
Alike in Gentile and in Jew;
For Love remains man's sovereign yet
In Eden and on Olivet.
"Rachel" by John Lawson Stoddard
One sign set in the central sky,
Read of all men alike, a name
Written in empyrean flame
By the bold hand of Destiny!
"Our Legend" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

In a sneak preview obtained by the cheeky blonde tries her hardest to find out if co-star LuAnn de Lesseps hooked up with Johnny Depp look-alike Tomas.
Usage for these words is difficult for lots of reasons: They sound alike.
America's health care system is a perennial subject for politicians and citizen groups alike.
No two journeys are exactly alike and my experience thus far in the United States Marine Corps is unlike many others.
The state budget impasse in Springfield has college administrators and students alike waiting to see how much funding they'll get.
Exhibitors and attendees alike are often in glazed-eyes recovery from the first four days (the con runs Wednesday-Sunday).
Their answer is something of a shocker, to experts and non-experts alike: The key to the survival and thriving of the Chinese Communist Party lies in its inheritance and continuing practice of Maoist "guerrilla-style policy making".
Three new pizza restaurants – Marchese 's Olive Pit, Rustico and Transfer – offer new pies and toppings that will please meat lovers and vegans alike.
Compact disc sellers and buyers alike face the problem of accessibility.
I’m about to admit something that will shock and amaze all teenagers, twenty-somethings, middle-aged mamas, granddads and paranoid police officers alike: I do not like to drive.
In a world overrun with Elvis impersonators and Marilyn look-alikes, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that celebrity impressionists can also be essential perpetuators of show business traditions that might otherwise be lost.
For star-gazers and heavenly body admirers alike, tonight will be a unique instance of a total lunar eclipse coinciding with the Winter solstice.
We would be better informed and better off as a country if our national media, liberal and conservative alike, print and broadcast, could learn to report and opine as objectively as Mr Dodson does.
Individuals and businesses alike prove over and over that they truly care about Brainerd lakes area nonprofit organizations.
'Tis the season for trick-or-treating where children, decked in costumes, merrily roam the streets, seeking sweets from strangers and neighbors alike, but where and how did this holiday come about.

In science:

In particular, a scalar field, the so-called dilaton φ, controls all sorts of couplings, gravitational and gauge alike.
A Simple/Short Introduction to Pre-Big-Bang Physics/Cosmology
At high temperature, the non-Abelian gauge theories describe weakly coupled plasmas, which, in a first approximation, are very much alike the ordinary, electromagnetic, plasmas 1,2 .
Non-perturbative aspects of hot QCD
Given that adding three heavy righthanded neutrinos is not an ad-hoc extension of the MSSM but on the contrary is well motivated by experiment and theory alike, this result is welcome and noticeable.
Neutrinos and Gauge Unification
The statistic πBIC would seem to be attractive to frequentists and Bayesians alike.
Bayesian-motivated tests of function fit and their asymptotic frequentist properties
Further since all the component strings are alike (we chose all component strings to have the same zero modes) we do not get different states by exciting different component strings.
The quantum structure of black holes
Moreover, from the presented argumentation it is obvious that the exotic Θ+ , alike the non-exotic ∆, is predominantly a collective soliton excitation.
Reply to Cohen's comment on the rotation--vibration coupling in chiral soliton models
The book encourages instructors and students alike to use computer programs in conjunction with cryptography courses.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
For instance, up to now we have not assumed any principle of interference between tra jectories (which is accomplished for example by the Huygens-Fresnel principle) and this is one of the reasons our mechanical and geometrical optical systems behave almost exactly alike.
Huygens-Fresnel Principle in Superspace
Also relevant, this suggestion is raised at a particularly troublesome time for MOND and TeVeS alike, when the existence of Dark Matter is being directly probed in galaxy clusters , and the viability of these proposals is at stake, if not yet doomed [15, 16].
A mission to test the Pioneer anomaly: estimating the main systematic effects
The qualitative behavior of the meson-exchange and ∆-isobar currents, for instance, is alike .
Second-Order Eikonal Corrections for A(e,e'p)
Milky Way and Andromeda (which became more alike in some ways and more different in others during the year).
Astrophysics in 2006
Least scalar meaning least like the cat who walked by himself and all places were alike to him.
Astrophysics in 2006
In particular, the ‘a, b, c, d’ branches in Figure 9(b) resemble the ‘i, j, k, a’ branches in Figure 2, as DMs on the corresponding branches are much alike.
Two-dimensional defect modes in optically induced photonic lattices
For instance the resummation of logarithms due to the emission and absorption of the massless photon in QED leads to an electron propagator S (p) ∼ (/p + m)/(p2 − m2 + i0)1−γ alike (4) ; the analogous case of jets in QCD was considered in Ref. .
Unparticles and CP-violation
Gaelli et al. observe that not all unit tests are alike .
Exploring the Composition of Unit Test Suites