• All the Same Family
    All the Same Family
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sameness the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work","he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners","he hated the sameness of the food the college served"
    • n sameness the quality of being alike "sameness of purpose kept them together"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"No, mom; much obliged jest the same." "No, mom; much obliged jest the same."
And vowed he would serve them the same the next day And vowed he would serve them the same the next day
Frame 1: A boy is fishing. An older man points out the 'no fishing' sign. Frame 2: The older man is fishing in the same location Frame 1: A boy is fishing. An older man points out the 'no fishing' sign. Frame 2: The older man is fishing in the...
Frame 1: A man fishes over his neighbour wall while birds sit in his yard. Frame 2: The man that was stolen from prepares to shoot the same birds that are now in his yard Frame 1: A man fishes over his neighbour wall while birds sit in his yard. Frame 2: The man that was stolen from...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dolphins can swim and sleep at the same time
    • Sameness Hence, want of variety; tedious monotony.
    • Sameness The state of being the same; identity; absence of difference; near resemblance; correspondence; similarity; as, a sameness of person, of manner, of sound, of appearance, and the like. "A sameness of the terms."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 500,000 kids in the US live in same sex households
    • n sameness The being the same; oneness; the negation of otherness; identity: as, the sameness of an unchangeable being.
    • n sameness Essential resemblance; oneness of nature: as, a sameness of manner.
    • n sameness Want of variety; tedious monotony: as, the sameness of objects in a landscape.
    • n sameness Synonyms and Sameness, Identity. Sameness may be internal or external; identity is internal or essential: as, sameness of personal appearance; the identity of Saladin with Ilderim and Adonbec. One book may be the same as another, but cannot be identical with it. Saladin and Ilderim and Adonbec were the same man.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No two spider webs are the same.
    • n Sameness the being the same: tedious monotony
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  • Samuel Beckett
    “The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.”
  • Enid Bagnold
    “When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.”
  • Aristotle
    “Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.”
  • Spanish Proverb
    Spanish Proverb
    “A friend to everybody and to nobody is the same thing.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.”


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.
Cut from the same cloth - If people are cut from the same cloth, they are very similar in terms of ideas, opinions, beliefs, etc.
In the same boat - If people are in the same boat, they are in the same predicament or trouble.
On the same page - If people are on the same page, they have the same information and are thinking the same way.
On the same wavelength - If people are on the same wavelength, they have the same ideas and opinions about something.
Pieces of the same cake - Pieces of the same cake are things that have the same characteristics or qualities.
Read from the same page - When people are reading from the same page, they say the same things in public about an issue.
Same old, same old - When nothing changes, it's the same old, same old.
Sing from the same hymn sheet - If people are singing from the same hymn sheet, they are expressing the same opinions in public.
Tar with the same brush - If people are tarred with the same brush, they are said to have the same set of attributes or faults as someone they are associated with.
Two sides of the same coin - If two things are two sides of the same coin, there is much difference between them.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. same; Goth. samana; L. similis, like, Gr. homos.


In literature:

These are more easily handled and are fired in the same way as the powder and used in the same way.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Same subject 161 32.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
The same type of multiple cups is also shown in Plate IX of the same work.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
The same talk, the same interests, all the old things the same.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
Outside, there is the same simplicity of design, the same elaborated local ornament.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
It was worshipped as a Deity, and esteemed the same as Osiris; by others the same as Vulcan.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
Disputes of the same nature arose from the same subject in the lower house.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
The same manures were used on the same plot each year.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
The fable is the same whichever way it may be related, and the purport of it is likewise the same.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Make a pattern of manila paper for the brim the same as for a fabric shape, following the same directions.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin

In poetry:

White man said to Ajax,
"Drop your war-like game."
Ajax said to white man,
"When you do the same."
"Ajax Votes for McKinley" by Frank Barbour Coffin
As if your fed sarcophagus
Spared flesh and skin,
You come back face to face with us,
The same Faustine.
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Father, Thy will be done
Oh make my will the same!
And teach me in this trying hour,
To glorify Thy name.
"A Mother's Lament For An Only One" by Nora Pembroke
Unto a dreadful burning lake,
All on a fiery flame,
Hell is compared, for to make
All understand the same.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
At home in the seeming world;
Then slowly came
Through years and years to myself
And was no more the same.
"When Childhood Died" by John Freeman
O elm-leaves dark and dewy,
The very same ye seem,
The low wind trembles through ye,
Ye murmur in my dream!
"Song II" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

The 2013 budget counts 19 aldermen who are the highest paid with an annual salary of $114,913 --the same number of aldermen and the same financial amount as 2012.
After almost 30 years at the same location, Arnold 's burgers on Washington in Amarillo, recently re-opened but only the renovations are new the family and food are still the same.
RICHMOND — The familiar figures have acted out the same silent drama for nearly six decades, using the same theater since its opening night in 1953.
It's a shame the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout had their incredible seasons during the same year in the same league.
Simi Valley police said the same bobcat likely killed two other dogs Monday evening in the same area, not far from the mountains north of town.
After almost 30 years at the same location, Arnold's burgers on Washington in Amarillo, recently re-opened but only the renovations are new the family and food are still the same.
Similar cats may react to the same carpet cleaning chemicals in the same way.
Durham residents did the same last year and will start paying the tax at the same time.
The creepiness of the video I don't believe has anything to do with Britney herself, the same effect would be made from anyone whose face was morphed in the same way.
But ironically, there are quite a few crucial plot-points which make JTHJ- SOS , different yet same-same at many levels.
Mark Buschena tells the Bismarck Tribune that police have so far fielded four theft reports from the same part of town and in the same time frame late Saturday through early Sunday.
"We can have both spiritual beliefs, although it's the same great spirit and the same Creator.".
Many of us spend our days in the same office with the same people and these people can end up being more like family than co-workers.
"I think something like two to three dogs have starved to death on that same chain right there in that same yard," said the man.
You have the same president, the same Democratic majority in the Senate and the same Republican majority in the US House of Representatives.

In science:

We have seen that in the cluster category CH we have described a collection of ob jects, which all have the same number of nonisomorphic indecomposable summands, the same way as all clusters have the same number of elements.
Tilting theory and cluster algebras
It will be observed that both lattices (perturbed and unperturbed) give the same macroscopic behavior (the same ¯zc and same scale invariant (power law) distribution of the avalanches size).
Damage spreading in the 'sandpile' model of SOC
If the Li depletion is related to the stellar age, one could expect a correlation between lithium abundance and rotational velocity for stars of the same mass, same metallicity and same spectral type (Skumanich 1972).
Lithium abundances and extra mixing processes in evolved stars of M67
As for iii), if all cyclic subgroups in A are conjugate, their fixed point sets all have the same dimension and hence, by an inductive use of the Borel formula, the same holds for all subgroups (Zp )j of the same rank j in A, so we again reduce to case i).
On finite simple groups acting on homology spheres
Two Specht modules S λ and S µ lie in the same block if and only if λ and µ have the same p-core and the same p-weight.
The complexities of some simple modules of the symmetric groups