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Equality of opportunity is one of the aims of my life. The Sun (2016)Civil rights and racial equality? Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the very least support for racial equality, beleaguered before the vote, is now facing a perfect storm of challenges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Economists disagree as much as anyone else on the right balance of liberty and equality, income and leisure, growth and the environment and other vital policy issues. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For equality as a value may imply more than an equal right to liberty. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)These too were affected by the democratic rhetoric of liberty and equality. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)These were important milestones on the path to racial equality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The lights were installed at three crossings in the summer to promote equality. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The notions of equality and liberty were anathema to him. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)Sounds like the natural results of equality of opportunity to me. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The ideals of liberty and equality were no longer the exclusive preserve of democracy. Democracy and its Critics - Anglo-American democratic thought in the nineteenth century (1989)Growth would make growing equality of opportunity possible and equal opportunity would promote growth. After Thatcher (1989)We know the broad equality of society that often forgets to treat each of us as a person. Christianity Today (2000)For a party which prides itself on equality and liberal values, this is dynamite. The Sun (2013)This raises the issue of fairness in British society and the equality of sporting opportunity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The fact that he is President promotes racial equality and human rights for all. The Sun (2012)Equality between groups or races. Twentieth Century History - Basic Facts (1985)A spokesman said: 'There needs to be equality across age groups. The Sun (2013)The Prison Service says that the evaluation scheme will reward good performance by all staff and ensure that the current staff grading system promotes equality. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It concerned marriages and civil partnerships, which is one of a group of Bills that have broadened the law on the equality of different groups. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: equality /ɪˈkwɒlɪtɪ/ NOUN
Equality is a situation or state where all the members of a society or group have the same status, rights, and opportunities.
- American English: equality
- Arabic: مُساوَاة
- Brazilian Portuguese: igualdade
- Chinese: 平等
- Croatian: jednakost
- Czech: rovnost
- Danish: lighed ligestilling
- Dutch: gelijkheid
- European Spanish: igualdad
- Finnish: tasa-arvo
- French: égalité
- German: Gleichheit
- Greek: ισότητα
- Italian: eguaglianza
- Japanese: 平等
- Korean: 같음
- Norwegian: likhet
- Polish: równość
- European Portuguese: igualdade
- Romanian: egalitate
- Russian: равноправие
- Latin American Spanish: igualdad
- Swedish: jämlikhet
- Thai: ความเสมอภาค
- Turkish: eşitlik siyasi
- Ukrainian: рівність
- Vietnamese: sự bình đẳng
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