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Definition of "alike" []

  • Having close resemblance; similar: The twins are as alike as two peas in a pod. Friends are generally alike in background and tastes. (adjective)
  • In the same manner or to the same degree: They dress and walk alike. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alike" in a sentence
  • "Nor is the failure of the pursuit wholly to be ascribed to the familiar fact that to Caucasian eyes “all Chinamen look alike, ” but rather to their acting “alike, ” in a body, to defeat discovery at any cost."
  • "Thanks to this many-sided usage, together with its religious colouring (“the church called by God”) and the possibilities of personification which it offered, the conception and the term alike rapidly came to the front."
  • "I was with the president of a Penn State campus in China, his closest celebrity look-alike is Bill Cosby, when we were in tourist areas people would pull on him in the exact same way they do on the characters in Disneyworld."