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  • Disobeying the McDonald's Corporation became tantamount to violating the terms of the lease, behavior that could lead to a franchisee's eviction.†   (source)
  • The gesture was tantamount to an admission, but I didn't care.†   (source)
  • He wanted to read on so he'd be able to tell his mother about it, but that would be tantamount to arriving in her hospital room with her memorial plaque and asking for her input on the wording.†   (source)
  • Then you'll know that attempting to breach them is tantamount to suicide.†   (source)
  • Not telling her is tantamount to aiding and abetting the enemy.†   (source)
  • Refusing to break Welsh's bones was tantamount to killing his daughter.†   (source)
  • That would be tantamount to admitting a mistake, and the military doesn't do that either.†   (source)
  • He understood that such an admission, for her, was tantamount to a shouted declaration of devotion from other women.†   (source)
  • But they follow a regimen, darling, because if they don't, they get poor service reports, which is tantamount to a fate worse than dismissal — which rarely happens — because it means no advancement, limbo.†   (source)
  • It would be tantamount to declaring that the lives of four Downworlders are worth less than the safety of two Shadowhunters.†   (source)
  • To refuse him would be tantamount to declaring that we did not trust him.†   (source)
  • In a case like this the recommendation is tantamount to a verdict, but remains secret, as a part of the proceedings of the Praesidium.†   (source)
  • He told her point-blank that in his view it was tantamount to whoring and he implored her to quit.†   (source)
  • At least, I asked a question that was tantamount to a suggestion.†   (source)
  • To look out with idle hope is tantamount to dreaming one's life away.†   (source)
  • It would be tantamount to telling Qurong that I'm working against him!†   (source)
  • But that would be tantamount to asking the Vice Chancellor to execute her parents.†   (source)
  • And he had never once told Harry ...never bothered to say...And why it was so important, Harry could not explain even to himself, yet he felt it had been tantamount to a lie not to tell him that they had this place and these experiences in common.†   (source)
  • He could write the account Charlie wanted, but to do so would be tantamount to admitting to himself that he would never write another novel.†   (source)
  • Even now, hurting as badly as he was, Vic recognized his responsibility to at least go through the motions of trying to save the account — which was tantamount to trying to save Ad Worx itself.†   (source)
  • Which was tantamount to asking: How many boys have entered the square yard beyond the Great Hall and returned as gunslinger apprentices?†   (source)
  • This love he felt for Chelise was tantamount to the love that Justin felt for everyone whom he would woo, diseased or not.†   (source)
  • It would be tantamount to an attack.†   (source)
  • It was tantamount to an order.†   (source)
  • Your hatred of the South—which often is clearly tantamount to expressing hatred, or at least dislike, for me—is appalling in anyone who like yourself is so knowing and judicious in so many other ways.†   (source)
  • Which is tantamount to saying I'm like everybody else.†   (source)
  • And most likely it was not the prospect of mere imprisonment that deterred these unhappy people, but the common belief that a sentence of imprisonment was tantamount to a death sentence, owing to the very high mortality prevailing in the town jail.†   (source)
  • Hence, our daily lives were so bound upwith trivial objectives that to capitulate when challenged was tantamount to surrendering the right to life itself.†   (source)
  • It would have made them feel that I did not like the life I was living, and because my life was completely conditioned by what they said or did, it would have been tantamount to challenging them.†   (source)
  • We were afraid to tell the white men that we did not believe them, for that would have been tantamount tocalling them liars or risking an argument that might have ended in violence being directed against us.†   (source)
  • I have taxed my father with it, and obtained from him what I consider tantamount to a denial.†   (source)
  • Is that tantamount, sir, to acceptance, or rejection, or consideration?†   (source)
  • I cannot make your consciousness tantamount to mine.†   (source)
  • There is a point where depth is tantamount to burial, and where light becomes extinct.†   (source)
  • But confronted with the statement that atoms were "so small they were no longer small," one lost all sense of proportion, because "no longer small" was tantamount to "immense"; and that last step to the atom ultimately proved, without exaggeration, to be a fateful one.†   (source)
  • It was literally a charming exhibition of tact, of magnanimity, and quite tantamount to his saying outright: "The true knights we love to read about never push an advantage too far.†   (source)
  • I considered that the strong wish you expressed to go there, when an adequate sum was furnished, was tantamount to an engagement that you would remain there for life.†   (source)
  • For Flask to have presumed to help himself, this must have seemed to him tantamount to larceny in the first degree.†   (source)
  • Its surface area totals 1,011.45 square meters, its volume 1,507.2 cubic meters—which is tantamount to saying that when it's completely submerged, it displaces 1,500 cubic meters of water, or weighs 1,500 metric tons.†   (source)
  • Tim Linkinwater's sister lamented; the housekeeper condoled; and both kept thrusting their heads out of the second-floor window to see if the boy was 'coming'—which would have been highly satisfactory, and, upon the whole, tantamount to his being come, as the distance to the corner was not quite five yards—when, all of a sudden, and when he was least expected, the messenger, carrying the bandbox with elaborate caution, appeared in an exactly opposite direction, puffing and panting for breath, and flushed with recent exercise; as well he might be; for he had taken the air, i†   (source)
  • It was impossible first because—as experience shows that a three-mile movement of columns on a battlefield never coincides with the plans—the probability of Chichagov, Kutuzov, and Wittgenstein effecting a junction on time at an appointed place was so remote as to be tantamount to impossibility, as in fact thought Kutuzov, who when he received the plan remarked that diversions planned over great distances do not yield the desired results.†   (source)
  • This was said in a way that was tantamount to declaring that no daughter of his ever should become the wife of the person in question.†   (source)
  • Madame de Bellegarde gave a glance at her son which seemed tantamount to an injunction to be silent and leave her to her own devices.†   (source)
  • Now, between the italian-ironing of frills, the flouncing of trousers, the trimming of frocks, the faintings and the comings-to again, incidental to the occasion, Mrs Kenwigs had been so entirely occupied, that she had not observed, until within half an hour before, that the flaxen tails of Miss Morleena's hair were, in a manner, run to seed; and that, unless she were put under the hands of a skilful hairdresser, she never could achieve that signal triumph over the daughters of all other people, anything less than which would be tantamount to defeat.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "Indeed, it has been made so hard," he goes on, "to have any idea what that party was up to in combination with others that until the loss which we all deplore I was gravelled—an expression which your ladyship, moving in the higher circles, will be so good as to consider tantamount to knocked over.†   (source)
  • Which is tantamount to saying that the air contained in the Nautilus would be exactly enough for 625 men over twenty-four hours.†   (source)
  • Will was in a defiant mood, his consciousness being deeply stung with the thought that the people who looked at him probably knew a fact tantamount to an accusation against him as a fellow with low designs which were to be frustrated by a disposal of property.†   (source)
  • Which is tantamount to saying that if you could reach such a depth in the ocean, each square centimeter on your body's surface would be experiencing 1,000 kilograms of pressure.†   (source)
  • This would be tantamount to a cooperation (one of nature's favourite devices) between the nisus formativus of the nemasperm on the one hand and on the other a happily chosen position, succubitus felix of the passive element.†   (source)
  • Another thing he commented on was equipping soldiers with firearms or sidearms of any description liable to go off at any time which was tantamount to inciting them against civilians should by any chance they fall out over anything.†   (source)
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