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Word: tantamount

Definition: equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount


Sentences Containing 'tantamount'

As this relates to animal rights, Regan asserts the harm in death of an animal is not tantamount to the harm in death of a normal, healthy human.
Fatah stated that he views the label from Elmasry as tantamount to a death sentence.
For Flask to have presumed to help himself, this must have seemed to him tantamount to larceny in the first degree.
For the most part, the English and American whale draughtsmen seem entirely content with presenting the mechanical outline of things, such as the vacant profile of the whale; which, so far as picturesqueness of effect is concerned, is about tantamount to sketching the profile of a pyramid.
However, as Clinton Heylin would write about "Nashville Skyline", "if Dylan was concerned about retaining a hold on the rock constituency, making albums with Johnny Cash in Nashville was tantamount to abdication in many eyes."
In 2002, Elmasry denounced an email from the Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque that urged followers not to wish anyone a "Merry Christmas" asserting that this was tantamount to congratulating someone for murder and adultery.
No other party put up a candidate, meaning that victory in the primary was tantamount to election.
Rejection of the state religion was tantamount to treason.
Santillán was convicted of trafficking by Johnny Sutton, but in a plea bargaining agreement, he was not accused of murder, and "Lalo", the former informant for the US government, now sits in a high-security prison awaiting extradition to Mexico, which will be according to him tantamount to a death sentence.
Some scholars have attributed this type of genealogical 'activity' as being tantamount to ancestor worship.
Strauss was handed an unusual opportunity to re-enter Parliament in 1927 when Haden-Guest resigned from the Parliamentary Labour Party in protest against the party’s opposition to government policy in China, which he believed placed British nationals in Shanghai at risk and was tantamount to an intervention in the Chinese Civil War.
They are also known for flying without proper safety measures such as nuclear engine radiation containment, a practice tantamount to suicide.
Victory in a primary was tantamount to election.

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