from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Constituting each and all members of a group without exception.
- adj. Being all possible: had every chance of winning, but lost.
- adj. Being each of a specified succession of objects or intervals: every third seat; every two hours.
- adj. Being the highest degree or expression of: showed us every attention; had every hope of succeeding.
- idiom every bit Informal In all ways; equally: He is every bit as mean as she is.
- idiom then From time to time; occasionally.
- idiom every once in a while From time to time; occasionally.
- idiom every other Each alternate: She went to visit her aunt every other week.
- idiom every so often At intervals; occasionally.
- idiom every which way Informal In every direction.
- idiom every which way Informal In complete disorder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- All of a countable group, without exception.
- Used with ordinal numbers to denote those items whose position is divisible by the corresponding cardinal number, or a portion of equal size to that set.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. All the parts which compose a whole collection or aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all taken separately one by one, out of an indefinite number.
- adj. Every one. Cf. Each.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Each, considered indefinitely as a unitary part of an aggregate; all, of a collective or aggregate number, taken one by one; any, as representing all of whom or of which the same thing is predicated.
- each one (of the whole number); every person; everybody.
- Each of any number of persons or things; every one.
- n. An obsolete form of ivory. Wright
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified
- adj. (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
It's coming out of every rock, every drop of rain, every flower, every particle of air, every stitch of clothing, every cell of skin, every bead upon our silly heads.
I dreamt I was at a huge convention, but every pro writer bailed except for me and Catherine Asaro, and we were forced to do _every_ panel.
By every place, we really mean *every* place — there are Place Pages for businesses, points of interest, transit stations, neighborhoods, landmarks and cities all over the world.
I recently did a patent investigation and we had to mark every single configuration setting it was a wireless comm application and note _every_ deviation in the setup from what would otherwise be considered the norm.
It works out to one cupcake every two or three weeks, assuming *every* mother brings in cupcakes which is of course not the case.
What was is thatThomas Jefferson said..every 50 years there should be a….hhmmmm..cant seem to remember the rest ..oh yeah every 50 year there should be a rev******CENSORED******
_I've_ been wondering, why is the Army spending all its resources to gather up not just every last piece of eetee salvage, but nearly _every person_ who's worked with it?
"A hungry man is an angry one;" so runs the legend, but, if true, and I have every reason to believe that it is, it held not on the lower deck of the "Iron Duke" this day, for _no_ man was angry, and _every_ man
I would give every traveling man, every business man, _every man_ this same advice.
I think it would be better to do away with all such qualifying expressions, and constantly maintain (what I certainly believe to be the fact) that _variations of every kind_ are _always occurring_ in _every part_ of _every species_, and therefore that favourable variations are _always ready_ when wanted.
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