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By the same token

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • By the same token further in corroboration
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Quotations

  • Russell Lynes
    Russell Lynes
    “The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.”

Idioms

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.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tácen; Ger. zeichen, a mark.

Usage

In literature:

Of nights, by the same token, it was not the place to choose for an after-supper walk.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
I'm blest if I can make him out, and I knew all the men purty well, most of them being in my own watch, by the same token.
"The Wreck of the Nancy Bell" by J. C. Hutcheson
Let me keep my millionaire, if it's only for the day, for by the same token I'm quite attached to him in prospect!
"Pixie O'Shaughnessy" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He's the stowaway, sorr; Joe Fergusson, by the same token!
"Afloat at Last" by John Conroy Hutcheson
I rec'lect that v'yage o' mine in that schooner well, too, by the same token!
"On Board the Esmeralda" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Unfortunately, by the same token, the new President had not, as Lincoln would have had, the ear of the North.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
By the same token I am inclined to think that I should drop Carlyle and Hawthorne for Matthew Arnold and, perhaps, Cardinal Newman.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
By the same token I saw the boy a cleaning of them for supper.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
And by the same token the good Duchess has seen her hair grow white and her gaiety vanish.
"Honey-Bee" by Anatole France
By the same token when a man goes on sick call, the officer's responsibility does not end at the point where the doctor takes over.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Constance was now thoroughly angry, and, "by the same token," thoroughly unreasonable.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
So by the same token, art is finally to be received as experience.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
Though, by the same token, I've taken no liberties with little Mrs Desmond yet.
"Captain Desmond, V.C." by Maud Diver
The commander may reasonably expect, by the same token, that this attitude will characterize his immediate superior.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
And by the same token, to be adrift in thim woods with a howler blowin' for thray days isn't any fun.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
By the same token a good priest makes a bad palanquin-coolie.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
By the same token, I thought, had my father been alive this newcomer would have recognised a possible companion in him.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Along the coast we're bound, on a long cruise, by the same token.
"Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast" by Louis Arundel
And by the same token, I won't let anybody make fun of you.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
By the same token, Rosie claimed a like privilege for herself.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
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In poetry:

At the next post and rail up went Western's bang tail,
And down (by the very same token)
To earth went his nose, for the panel he chose
Stood firm and refused to be broken.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
He turn'd the body up on its face,
And never a word was spoken,
While he ripp'd the doublet, and tore the lace,
And tugg'd — by the self-same token, —
And strain'd, till he wrench'd it out of its place,
The dagger-blade that was broken.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

Blinder's premise is true that a private-sector CEO is a poor candidate for president, then by the same token the president should quit trying to be a businessman and keep his nose out of the private sector.
The coin shortages eased by these tokens had very different causes but the end result was the same.
The 27-year-old Janesville resident said he wishes he could have done more, but by the same token.
Not all classes will meet all children's needs, and, by the same token, not one Parent Teacher Associations will do for all students either.
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In science:

By the same token, the density of the soft beads exceeds unity when measured in units of the particles’ interaction radius.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
By the same token, the effective potential depends on density, ρ, and care has to be taken when calculating derivatives of thermodynamic quantities with respect to the number of particles or volume.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
But by the same token the electric field is also an ‘auxiliary concept’ in that it, like the magnetic field, is completly specified by the configuration of electric charges that constitute its source.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
By the same token it could be argued that the electric field, also defined by the force on a test charge, is a similar ‘auxiliary concept’, but Einstein does not take this further step.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
By the same token, for a collection of test functions Ψ, the evaluation mapping F : Ψ → Cb (Ψ)∗ can be defined by F (ψ) = fψ, where fψ (g) = g(ψ) for all g ∈ Cb (Ψ).
Test Functions, Kernels, Realizations and Interpolation
By the same token, I will not say much about related work here; please see again for a fuller discussion.
The absolutely continuous spectrum of one-dimensional Schr"odinger operators
By the same token, a variety of astrophysical time scales may be relevant: e.g., the free-fall time of the gas within clouds, the crossing time for a cloud, the freefall time of the gas layer, or the dynamical time scales for the disc and spiral arm passages.
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
By the same token, using the lattice we can rigorously define the large-N limit `a la ’t Hooft of SU(N ) gauge theories as the theory defined by all the n−point correlators when this limit is taken.
SU(N) gauge theories at large N
TAPN can perform a so called time delay in which the age of all token of the current marking is increased by the same timespan.
Sequence Diagram Test Case Specification and Virtual Integration Analysis using Timed-Arc Petri Nets
If the universe does not inflate long enough to become flat, then by the same token it does not inflate long enough to become homogeneous and isotropic.
Recent Progress in Inflationary Cosmology
By the same token, the fixed-target mode of option (ii) will reduce the centre-of-mass energy to √s = 7.6 GeV, assuming the design lepton energy of Ee = 30 GeV, and will so render the study of electroweak physics much more difficult.
Electroweak Physics at HERA: Introduction and Summary
By the same token, only the size of the scattered proton and the interaction range contribute to BD for single diffraction.
Summary of the Diffractive Working Group at DIS98
The same mapping can be obtained by a leftmost derivation; and, as the decision to take it depends on one token of lookahead, a deterministic GIG using only vertical ǫ-shifts can be emulated by an LL(1) parser.
Graph Interpolation Grammars as Context-Free Automata
By the same token, nobody is forbidden to call “continuous” a set that is cardinally equal to (or greater than) the real numbers.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
By the same token, it is probable that the contribution of dust emission to the total luminosity of the BGS galaxies will be greater than the 30% derived from IRAS.
Far-Infrared Emission from Dust in the ISOPHOT Virgo Cluster Deep Sample
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