alike vs different

alike

Definitions

adverb

  1. in a like manner
  2. equally

adjective

  1. having the same or similar characteristics

Examples

Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails.

Does the plain, unsugared doughy type bagel look alike surpass the overly decorated with hundreds and thousands and pumped full of sweet chemicals with optional coating of chocolate (half dipped) Tescos Express doughnut win every time?

Becomes hit with critics and hipsters alike.

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different

Definitions

adjective

  1. distinctly separate from the first
  2. unlike in nature or quality or form or degree
  3. distinct or separate
  4. differing from all others; not ordinary

Examples

Which is stupid, considering the drivers around here A: Don't normally stop for people and in fact have been caught trying to sneak ~around~ them and B: I've been nicked several times and almost hit three times different instances last summer attempting to obey the biking laws, none of those for mistakes on my part as I've been scared shitless at the lack of aware driving that's crept over my town.

Apart from any other objection, a different classification would be reached if the characters were used in a different sequence.

The firms restructured in different ways.

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