identity

identity
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Sameness
Nouns
1. identity, identicalness, oneness, sameness; coincidence, coalescence; convertibility; equality; identification; monotony, synonymity; tautology (see repetition); synonym, facsimile (see copy); alter ego (see similarity); very or actual thing, no other, as much. See unity, intrinsic.
2. selfness, self, individuality, speciality; very thing; no other; personality; oneself, I, ego, myself, himself, etc.; identity crisis.
Verbs — be identical, coincide, coalesce; treat as or render the same or identical; diagnose, identify; recognize the identity of.
Adjectives — identical; the same, selfsame, very same, one and the same; coincident, coalescent, coalescing; indistinguishable; one; synonymous, analogous, equivalent (see equality); much the same, much of a muchness; unaltered; tantamount.
Adverbs — each, apiece, one by one, in detail; identically, to scale.
Phrases — every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Quotations — This above all: to thine own self be true (Shakespeare), But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am mine own executioner (John Donne), The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums (G. K. Chesterton), Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose, is a rose (Gertrude Stein), My one regret in life is that I am not someone else (Woody Allen), All our knowledge is, ourselves to know (Alexander Pope), I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should (Goethe), I celebrate myself, and sing myself (Walt Whitman).
Antonyms, see difference.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Distinctive character]
Syn. individuality, uniqueness, integrity, personality; see character 2 .
2. [The state of fulfilling a description]
Syn. sameness, oneness, correspondence, indistinguishability, identification, antecedents, true circumstances, parentage, status, citizenship, nationality, connections; see also name 1 , sameness .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
individuality, self, oneself, ego, personality, character, identification, uniqueness.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The set of behavioral or personal characteristics by which an individual is recognizable: individualism, individuality, selfhood. See BE. 2. The quality or condition of being exactly the same as something else: identicalness, oneness, sameness, selfsameness. See SAME.

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