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Definition equality or similarity
  • The economist is studying male/female wage parity.
  • The NBA encourages team parity with the draft and salary caps.
  • But the final deed that Revjak proclaimed brought a degree of parity to the two.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • It keeps us on a parity basis.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • "As to learning, government, arts, manufactures, and the like," my master confessed, "he could find little or no resemblance between the Yahoos of that country and those in ours; for he only meant to observe what parity there was in our natures.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • By a parity of reasoning, in countries governed by a democracy, where the people is perpetually drawing all authority to itself, the laws which increase or accelerate its action are the direct assailants of the very principle of the government.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • He did indeed consider a parity of fortune and circumstances to be physically as necessary an ingredient in marriage, as difference of sexes, or any other essential; and had no more apprehension of his daughter's falling in love with a poor man, than with any animal of a different species.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • And achieving destructive parity with their Hindu neighbor provoked such an acute spike in national pride—and approval for Pakistan's government—that Sharif had a scale model of the peak in the Chagai Hills where the "Muslim Bomb" was detonated constructed next to a freeway overpass at Zero Point, the spot where 'Pindi and Islamabad intersect.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And by a just parity of reasoning, all Europeans meeting in America, or any other quarter of the globe, are COUNTRYMEN; for England, Holland, Germany, or Sweden, when compared with the whole, stand in the same places on the larger scale, which the divisions of street, town, and county do on the smaller ones; distinctions too limited for continental minds.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • Or, as Da Shi here would put it, we have information parity.
    Cixin Liu  --  The Three-Body Problem
  • I wouldn't say we've reached absolute parity with the Cotillion yet, though.
    John Berendt  --  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • "General, I have a request which I've made before: I want information parity."
    Cixin Liu  --  The Three-Body Problem
  • She was the first to experimentally disprove the hypothetical "law of conservation of parity" and thereby lend support to the work of theoretical physicists Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen-Ning Yang.
    Cixin Liu  --  The Three-Body Problem
  • However, without a compliment to you, you do not appear to me one of those whom I should shun or detest; nay, I must say, in what little hath dropt from you, there appears some parity in our fortunes: I hope, however, yours will conclude more successfully.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • "There's never been a military operation in which there was information parity.
    Cixin Liu  --  The Three-Body Problem

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