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in addition; too; besides; as well:
He was thin, and he was also tall.
likewise; in the same manner:
Since you’re having another cup of coffee, I’ll have one also.
He was mean, also ugly.
(sentence modifier) in addition; as well; too
sentence connector
besides; moreover

Old English eallswa “just as, even as, as if, so as, likewise,” compound of all + so. The demonstrative sense of “similarly” weakened to “in addition to” in 12c., replacing eke. The compound has parallel forms in German also, Dutch alzoo.


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