Adjective "alike" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of two or more people or things) similar to each other.
  1. 'the houses all looked alike'
  2. 'Non-identical twins are only as genetically alike as any brother or sister.'
  3. 'The two peoples are also alike in the sense that they are not nations.'
  4. 'She had been unsure about traveling with him, but they were more alike than he would admit.'
  5. 'The boys looked exactly alike, but each of them was possessed of an extraordinary and unique gift.'
  6. 'It was amazing how alike talking to Will was to talking to a brick wall.'
  7. 'It is reasonable to expect that contiguous homilies would be more alike than distant ones.'
  8. 'But both think that when they were younger men they were more alike than they are now.'
  9. 'The children were very alike, the older had his arm around the other's shoulder, they were both smiling.'
  10. 'Because dogs and humans are more alike than different we should treat dogs more like we would want to be treated ourselves.'
  11. 'Other than in the most trivial sense that identical twins look more alike than most people, this is simply false.'


In the same or a similar way.
  1. 'They were dressed alike in business suits and blue ties, but had on hunting boots and leggings.'
  2. 'I knew this was true, for they dressed much alike, especially in their war-gear.'
  3. 'The three men were also dressed alike: denim jeans, long-sleeved plaid shirts, and work boots.'
  4. 'The remnant of the Table fought alike.'
  5. 'The culture appears to be undergoing some kind of revival among those who like to express their individuality by dressing alike.'
  6. 'Whites and blacks in the Caribbean speak alike, and if you notice any difference, it is socio-economically based, not ethnically based.'
  7. 'When she had planned her own costume she had of course roped the boys into dressing alike with her.'
  8. 'I find it a little disconcerting when adult twins dress and style themselves alike.'
  9. 'They hunted in a pack and even dressed alike in a semi-aware expression of mutual love.'
  10. 'Emily saw Abby's eyes light with fire as she noticed that they were dressed alike.'
  11. 'he talked in a friendly manner to staff and patients alike'
  12. 'Friend and foe alike felt that the chief of California's giant pension fund had gone too far'
  13. 'He said the dispute had been long-running and a cause of concern to staff and patients alike.'
  14. 'Actors and audience alike start conversing with a dog or a frog or a snowman as if it were human.'
  15. 'They are degrading to workers and patients alike and they should be stopped.'
  16. 'These lunchtime performances continue to be popular with staff, patients and visitors alike.'
  17. 'It reflects the changing mood of a city where young and old alike love to live.'
  18. 'Yet, despite all this activity, the subject remains a cause of frustration for doctors and patients alike.'
  19. 'Couples, young and old alike, strolling hand in hand, smiling and whispering to each other.'
  20. 'But family tensions and feuds bring their own stresses at this time of year and can ruin the big day for children and adults alike.'
  21. 'Leveraging this effort should reap rewards for managers, professionals, and patients alike.'


1. in the same manner or form; similarly: They treated all customers alike.

2. to the same degree; equally: All three were guilty alike. adjective

3. having resemblance or similarity; having or showing no marked or important difference: He thinks all politicians are alike.

More examples(as adjective)

"sensations can be alike in respects."

"pleasures can be alike in things."

"places can be alike in respects."

"people can be alike to people."

"people can be alike in ways."

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Old English gelīc, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gelijk and German gleich, reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse álíkr (adjective) and álíka (adverb).