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also    : ['ɔlso]
Also \Al"so\, adv. & conj. [All so. OE. al so, AS. ealsw[=a],
alsw?, [ae]lsw[ae]; eal, al, [ae]l, all sw[=a] so. See
{All}, {So}, {As}.]
1. In like manner; likewise. [Obs.]
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2. In addition; besides; as well; further; too.
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Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . . for
where your treasure is, there will your heart be
also. --Matt. vi.
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3. Even as; as; so. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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Syn: {Also}, {Likewise}, {Too}.

Usage: These words are used by way of transition, in leaving
one thought and passing to another. Also is the widest
term. It denotes that what follows is all so, or
entirely like that which preceded, or may be affirmed
with the same truth; as, "If you were there, I was
there also;" "If our situation has some discomforts,
it has also many sources of enjoyment." Too is simply
less formal and pointed than also; it marks the
transition with a lighter touch; as, "I was there
too;" "a courtier yet a patriot too." --Pope. Likewise
denotes literally "in like manner," and hence has been
thought by some to be more specific than also. "It
implies," says Whately, "some connection or agreement
between the words it unites. We may say, ` He is a
poet, and likewise a musician; ' but we should not
say, ` He is a prince, and likewise a musician,'
because there is no natural connection between these
qualities." This distinction, however, is often
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adv 1: in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too" [synonym: {besides},
{too}, {also}, {likewise}, {as well}]

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