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tantamount
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Moby Dick
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  • 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.

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  • Her statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt.
  • Not telling her is tantamount to aiding and abetting the enemy.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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