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2004年08月18日(水) by the same token

by the same token 同じ理由で、同様に

You use the same token to introduce a statement that you think is true for the same reasons that were given for a previous statement.<COB ◇◇>

(例)If you give up exercises, your muscles shurink and fat increases.  By the same token, if you expand more energy you will lose fat.<COB>

token とは、「しるし、特色、象徴」という意味で、米語では、coupon(クーポン)と同じように使われています。

(例)This is just a token of our appreciation. 
   (これはほんの感謝のしるしです。) <ジーニアス>


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