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At $50 a share, it is equivalent to about a billion dollars.
  being equal or essentially equal
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  • At $50 a share, it is equivalent to about a billion dollars.
  • It is the equivalent of a Starbucks.
  • It was especially fun to think that people all over the world were having similar conversations in their equivalent of the Big Boy.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Like the after-death equivalent of the movie Groundhog Day.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • For now it’s a relief just to have a man to cook for, the fortysomething equivalent of driving your bike past the cute boy’s house.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Overnight the bodies had rotted away to the equivalent of decade-old corpses.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Or whatever the equivalent of buzz is in classical music.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Endless empty calories, but the digital-social equivalent.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There was so much damage that it cost my father 90,000 rupees to repair—equivalent to the monthly fees for ninety students.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The Jenningses helped Charlie get his general equivalency degree in detention and insisted on financing his college education.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • It may be indelicate of me to mention it, but I seem to have been equipped at birth with the equivalent of an echo chamber in my stomach regions.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Soon I was doing the mental equivalent of palming cards and juggling knives.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It would be the equivalent of a splinter.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The only equivalent was if I thought about Thomas waiting to die in some strange country, and as soon as that thought came to mind it made something inside me actually flip over, it was so hideous.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • So I guessed that even though it was blue—even farther down the rainbow than yellow—it was at least the equivalent of a red.
    Rebecca Stead  --  When You Reach Me
  • Miss Christian will tell you that on the night of April the eleventh, she served Reverend Tester the drinks he ordered—six doubles, straight scotch, the equivalent of twelve drinks, in two hours.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Yield equivalent to over twenty-one thousand tons of dynamite plus the radiation fallout kicker.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • A robot that hoisted itself up earned fifty points, the equivalent of gathering ten of the small balls.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • When the wind is blowing, which it almost always is, with the walls groaning and the shutters banging, the rooms overloaded and the staircase wound tightly up through its center, the house seems the material equivalent of her uncle’s inner being: apprehensive, isolated, but full of cobwebby wonders.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It’s so grimy it’s practically opaque, but if I squint I can just make out a few shapes in the obscurity of the cell: a single bed with a flimsy, dirty mattress; a toilet; a bucket that looks like it might be the human equivalent of a dog’s water bowl.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It’s like the school equivalent of watching Big Brother, I get to eavesdrop on the drama and it’s not mentally taxing in the least.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Whenever Bennington spied me, his face contorted into a wrinkled mask, as though staring at me was equivalent to chewing on cow chips.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I felt that by some piece of luck I had stumbled on the equivalent of what years before Nazruddin had found right here.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He was an SS Obergruppenfuhrer, the equivalent of a lieutenant general and Hoss’s superior from Wroclaw; his visit had been bruited about the house for days.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He’d had the equivalent of two shots and already he was feeling weightless.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • "Payment is expected in full, to the equivalent of one thousand crowns," Farley continues.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • What the demons believe is that we want the demonic equivalent of Raziel.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • To Jurgis the packers had been equivalent to fate; Ostrinski showed him that they were the Beef Trust.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • We were born about ninety-four miles apart, and in my country that’s the equivalent of a sand wedge.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Or the moral equivalent.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Power, I said, And you, quoting Dr. Johnson, said ’Knowledge is more than equivalent to force!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • For once, she expected some emotion from him; and an emotion would be the equivalent of seeing him broken.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The minister of police maintained a silence which was equivalent to a complete avowal.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He never loosened a scrap of his clothing until he undressed at bedtime, and to Jem and me, this was the equivalent of him standing before us stark naked.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The field was surrounded on three sides by tall trees draped in a tangle of vines and kudzu, forming nature’s equivalent of an indoor arena.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The men and women slaves received, as their monthly allowance of food, eight pounds of pork, or its equivalent in fish, and one bushel of corn meal.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The Geys wanted to grow the human equivalent—they didn’t care what kind of tissue they used, as long as it came from a person.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • In the extremely rare instances in which the Japanese compensated the POWs for their work, payment amounted to almost nothing, equivalent to a few pennies a week.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Wes mumbled the verbal equivalent of a shrug.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The Shirriffs was the name that the Hobbits gave to their police, or the nearest equivalent that they possessed.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The DCPJ was the rough equivalent of the U.S. FBI.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Years later, I learned an English word for the creature that Assef was, a word for which a good Farsi equivalent does not exist: "sociopath."
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I could feel my neck muscles begin to unknot, and somewhere inside me a pressure valve released, the emotional equivalent of a long sigh.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • He was experiencing the aural equivalent of looking at a picture of two black silhouetted faces and suddenly seeing it as a picture of a white candlestick.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Literally this word means Fat-Cutter; usage, however, in time made it equivalent to Chief Harpooneer.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Nila, however, was well acquainted with certain establishments—pharmacies, as she called them jokingly—where for the equivalent of double my monthly salary a bottle of medicine could be purchased subversively.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • A sound zoo enclosure is the equivalent for an animal (with the noteworthy absence of a fireplace or the like, present in every human habitation).
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I took a gulp of wine—one gulp, I noticed, was equivalent to all the sips she’d taken.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • She gave the mental equivalent of a snort at that, and then she was back to business.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • They had met in a bar, and the next morning she had paid him the equivalent of seven dollars.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
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