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  • adjective Very same; exactly the same.


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  • And his brother had that self-same, loppy, crinkled ear.


  • Dem/Liberal (all the self-same animal) are following the "play book" drawn up by Obamanites ......

    Fey likely to revive Palin impersonation 2010

  • When you, and most everyone you associate with on a more-than-casual basis thinks in a specific manner, it is an automatic reflex to attribute those self-same thought processes to anyone and everyone else.

    Think Progress » IRS building in Utah evacuated, two employees taken out on stretchers after reports of white powder. 2010

  • "And he had that self-same crinkled ear," she hurried.


  • And even after the obvious and irrefutable fact of the matter is pointed out to you in terms that that self-same 6th grader could understand, the only thing you can imagine doing is repeating the same meaningless analogy as though nothing more than repetition sufficed to grant cogency to vapid nonsense.

    Think Progress » Rep. Tom Perriello Tells ‘Spineless’ Senate To Get ‘Its Head Out Of Its Rear End’ And Confront Climate Crisis 2010

  • It's many's the time I shot the self-same riffle before, and it's many's the time after, but niver a wink of the same have I seen.

    The Men of Forty-Mile 2010

  • The Canadian Border Services Agency is on the verge of deporting Nay Myo Hein back to that country to face possible execution for deserting from the armed forces run by those self-same generals.

    Archive 2009-08-01 2009

  • He suggests that Diab's bail conditions are sufficiently onerous to raise a red flag about his "potential danger to Canadians," but somehow misses the fact that those self-same bail conditions permitted Diab to teach at Carleton in the first place.

    Archive 2009-07-01 2009

  • The designers like to say they are “suffused with the self-same light of the serenity and elegance of April”.

    Modern Bathroom by Baldini 2010

  • Why, on the outside cover were printed every month the words of one of the world's great writers, words proclaiming the inspired mission of the TRANSCONTINENTAL by a star of literature whose first coruscations had appeared inside those self-same covers.

    Chapter 25 2010


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