tantamount

Definition: Having equal value, effect, or import

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Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...I considered that the strong wish you expressed to go there, when an adequate sum was furnished, was tantamount to an, engagement that you would remain there for life . " "...
Mary Barton - By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Mrs Gaskell
...With her, to be convinced that an action was wrong, was tantamount to a determination not to do so again; and she had little or no difficulty in carrying out her determination ....
Barchester Towers - By Anthony Trollope, Michael Sadleir
...To him it appeared to be in almost every respect the letter of a declared lover; it seemed to corroborate his worst suspicions; and the fact of Eleanor 's showing it to him was all but tantamount to a declaration on her part, that it was her pleasure to receive love-letters from Mr. Slope ....
The American - By Henry James
...My not returning would simply have been tantamount to my saying to M. Stanislas Kapp : ` Oh, if you 're going to be offensive--! ' " "...
The Way We Live Now - By Anthony Trollope
...then that would be tantamount to a written confession that he had made her an offer of marriage, and he feared that Melmotte,--or Madame Melmotte on his behalf, if the great man himself were absent, in prison,--might make an ungenerous use of such an admission ....
The Black Tulip - By Alexandre Dumas
...`` Because to issue such an order would be tantamount to signing the death-warrant of Cornelius and John de Witt . "...
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...I can not make your consciousness tantamount to mine ....
The Development of the English Novel - By Wilbur Lucius Cross
...This is not tantamount to saying that his management of history is definitive ....
The Small House at Allington - By Anthony Trollope, John Everett Millais
...Indeed such a movement on their part would be tantamount to a confession of failure in the full hearing of so much of the world as was known to them ....
The Spoils of Poynton - By Henry James
...There would be different ways of putting the question to Mrs. Gereth, and Fleda might profitably devote the moments before her return to a selection of the way that would most surely be tantamount to failure ....
Phineas redux - By Anthony Trollope
...It amounts to complete defeat; and is tantamount to a confession that you must go home, because you are unable to ride to hounds ....
The Prime Minister - By Anthony Trollope
...`` Everett has an allowance, and this will be tantamount to an allowance to Emily ....
The Duke's Children - By Anthony Trollope
...Were he now to abandon his scheme, would it not be tantamount to abandoning everything ?...
Queen Lucia - By Edward Frederic Benson
...But that would be tantamount to a direct accusation of fraud ....