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Synonyms for selfsame

being one and not another or others; not different in nature or identity

Synonyms for selfsame

being the exact same one

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Now had they brought the work by wondrous Art Pontifical, a ridge of pendent Rock Over the vext Abyss, following the track Of SATAN, to the selfsame place where hee First lighted from his Wing, and landed safe From out of CHAOS to the outside bare Of this round World: with Pinns of Adamant And Chains they made all fast, too fast they made And durable; and now in little space The Confines met of Empyrean Heav'n And of this World, and on the left hand Hell With long reach interpos'd; three sev'ral wayes In sight, to each of these three places led.
Teucer shook with anger and said to his brother, "Alas, see how heaven thwarts us in all we do; it has broken my bowstring and snatched the bow from my hand, though I strung it this selfsame morning that it might serve me for many an arrow.
Yet, had Alymer reached a profounder wisdom, he need not thus have flung away the happiness which would have woven his mortal life of the selfsame texture with the celestial.
Third protest movement to kick off on January 17 The excitable Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief is again at the selfsame spot he so hugely relishes when resident in Pakistan, the limelight, amidst much fiery rhetoric of street agitation.
Inspired by screechy American soprano Florence Foster Jenkins --the selfsame warbler soon to be embodied by Meryl Streep in a forthcoming Stephen Frears biopic --this splendid satire benefits not only from being the first to reach the screen, but also from director Giannoli's gift for striking just the right tone with such tricky material.
With technical nous and entrepreneurial drive such as this in evidence, a lackadaisical Eye, whose alma mater was in the selfsame county, sometimes wonders why it bothered.
More than that, this selfsame Secretary of State, Ian Duncan Smith had the same "job", shadowing Social Security before 2010.
And David was a rugged individualist whose stature dwarfed a skinny 5 foot-5 inch frame: He concocted his own study abroad by taking off what should have been junior year to trek Alaskan wilderness and paying for the experience by cleaning fish on a boat during the selfsame odyssey.
The sheriff added: "You have been in prison on a significant number of occasions for the selfsame offence - and as recent as April this year.
They point to the fact that despite the maximum sales cap, which would have allowed these selfsame banks to sell up to the 2,000 tonnes of gold quoted in the 2009 statement over the period of the agreement, they sold only a total of under 205 tonnes and some 4.
And she applies the selfsame lightness and airiness when playing the two virtuoso etude cycles, and even the exceptionally challenging Prokofiev Sonata.
Desmond Tutu (pictured) "For years, well-meaning health fanatics have been attempting to slash and burn GM crops as if they were the very spawn of Satan, only for another Smart Alec to tell us that those selfsame GM foods are the gateway to perfect health"- Sir Terry Wogan.
Imagine the delight of young readers who would so love to be able to do the selfsame thing to get out of a tricky situation
FRIDGES Via a built-in touchscreen, users are required to punch in what food has been taken in and out of this Samsung refrigerator -- this information is then synced to their smartphones, allowing them to always be aware of just what produce they have when shopping for groceries -- either offline or online via the selfsame touchscreen.
Had the youngsters been brought up to respect others, and had those selfsame parents set a better example, then there might be no need for any child to be stopped and searched.