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Definition with justice or fairness to all
  • equitable treatment of all citizens
  • It had formerly been my endeavour to study all sides of his character: to take the bad with the good; and from the just weighing of both, to form an equitable judgment.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • an equitable distribution of gifts among the children
  • It was, to my mind, a very fair and equitable distribution.
    Agatha Christie  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • ...enthusiasm, which he distributed on the equitable principle of praising those things most which were most in need of praise.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • I shall be happy to make an equitable arrangement respecting the fees which have been paid in advance for the current term.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  An Unsocial Socialist
  • "Nicole and I will talk things over," said Dick equitably.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Could an equitable God have allowed such a thing?
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Indeed, according to a study by who, Cuba had the world's most equitably distributed medicine.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • They could protect themselves from equitable sacrifices or, in emergencies, to extort unreasonable indulgences.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The matter was settled at the time, and by the competent authorities,—equitably, it is to be presumed,—and, at all events, irrevocably.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Some ill-conditioned growling fellow may say to me, 'What's the use of these legal and equitable abuses?
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • No: it is to hold up motor cars and secure a more equitable distribution of wealth.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • An equitable trade agreement with Britain was much the most important and pressing objective.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • This would neither be equitable as it respected New York nor safe as it respected the other States.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • I pray some equitable exchange of captives can be arranged before too very long.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Early in the day, these architects had made an equitable division of their duties.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • It would seem a fair and equitable way to run a world.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • But I had a lot on my mind and wasn't feeling particularly equitable.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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