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All the same

  • adverb despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    nonetheless; nevertheless; however; withal; even so; notwithstanding; still; yet.
    • although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it
    • while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed
    • he was a stern yet fair master
    • granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go
  • nevertheless. "There they [certain phenomena] remain rooted all the same, whether we recognize them or not." J. C. Shairp. "But Rugby is a very nice place all the same." T. Arnold. See also under All, n.
Webster 1913

at the same time

  • adverb at the same instant
    • they spoke simultaneously
  • adverb overlapping in duration
    • concurrently with the conference an exhibition of things associated with Rutherford was held
    • going to school and holding a job at the same time

In the same boat

  • in the same situation or predicament. Colloq. F. W. Newman.
Webster 1913

in the same breath

  • adverb simultaneously
    • she praised and criticized him in the same breath

same-sex marriage

  • noun two people of the same sex who live together as a family
    • the legal status of same-sex marriages has been hotly debated

To serve one the same sauce

  • to retaliate in the same kind. Vulgar
Webster 1913