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See also: Every
Inherited from Middle English every, everich, eaver-euch, averiche, aver alche, ever ælche, from Old English ǣfre ǣlċ, ǣfre ǣġhwelċ (“each and every”), equivalent to ever + each and/or ever + which.
- All of a countable group (considered individually), without exception.
- Every person in the room stood and cheered.
- 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate […], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], →OCLC:
- At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
- 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter V, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
- Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.
- 2013 June 7, David Simpson, “Fantasy of navigation”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 36:
- Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.
- Denotes equal spacing at a stated interval, or a proportion corresponding to such a spacing.
- We stopped for refreshments every ten miles.
- The alarm is going off every few minutes.
- Every third bead was red, and the rest were blue. The sequence was thus red, blue, blue, red, blue, blue etc.
- Decimation originally meant the execution of every tenth soldier in a unit; that is, ten per cent of soldiers were killed.
- (with certain nouns) Denotes an abundance of something.
- We wish you every happiness in the future.
- I have every confidence in him.
- There is every reason why we should not go.
- The police will make every effort to trace the missing girl.
- Now generally used only for a group of three or more, but formerly could be used for two, in the sense of "each" or "both":
- 1828, James Hogg, Mary Burnet:
- But it is true that I tell ye; our dear bairn is to meet us at Moffat the morn, wi' a son in every hand; and we maun e'en gang and see her aince again, and kiss her and bless her afore we dee.
- a chicken in every pot
- any and every
- at church every time the doors are open
- at every turn
- behind every great man is a great woman
- behind every great man there stands a woman
- behind every successful man there stands a woman
- each and every
- even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every now and then
- even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every once in a while
- every bit
- every body
- every cloud has a silver lining
- every dark cloud has a silver lining
- every day
- every day is a school day
- every day of the week
- every day of the week and twice on Sunday
- every day of the week and twice on Sundays
- every dog has his day
- every dog has its day
- every dog must have his day
- every dog must have its day
- every good boy deserves fudge
- every inch
- every Jack has his Jill
- every king needs a queen
- every last
- every law has a loophole
- every law has its loophole
- every little bit helps
- every little helps
- every man for himself
- every man for hisself
- every man has a price
- every man has his price
- every man is the architect of his own fortune
- every man Jack, every man jack
- every miller draws water to his own mill
- every nook and cranny
- every old nook and cranny
- every once in a while
- every one
- every other
- every rose has a thorn
- every rose has its thorn
- every rule has an exception
- every second
- every shut eye isn't asleep
- every silver lining has a cloud
- every single
- every so often
- every stick has two ends
- every time
- every time one farts
- every time one turns around
- every trick in the book
- every way to Sunday
- every where
- every which way
- every which where
- every woman for herself
- every woman Jill
- girl in every port
- hang on every word
- hang on someone's every word
- how's every little thing
- if I had a nickel for every time
- know every trick in the book
- opportunity knocks at every man's door
- put the same shoe on every foot
- strain every nerve
- there are bad apples in every orchard
- there are two sides to every question
- there is an exception to every rule
- there's a grain of truth in every joke
- there's a rotten apple in every barrel
- there's a sucker born every minute
- there's one born every minute
- turn with every wind
- with every bone in one's body
- with every breath
- with every fiber of one's being
- worth every penny
- you cannot put the same shoe on every foot
- you learn something new every day
- Sranan Tongo: ibri
all of a countable group
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- Alternative form of everich
- 1387–1400, [Geoffrey] Chaucer, “Here Bygynneth the Book of the Tales of Caunt́burẏ”, in The Tales of Caunt́burẏ (Hengwrt Chaucer; Peniarth Manuscript 392D), Aberystwyth, Ceredigion: National Library of Wales, published c. 1400–1410], →OCLC, folio 2, recto:
- Whan that Auerill wt his shoures soote / The droghte of march hath ꝑced to the roote / And bathed euery veyne in swich lycour / Of which v̄tu engendred is the flour […]
- When that April, with its sweet showers / Has pierced March's drought to the root / And bathed every vein in fluid such that / with its power, the flower is made […]
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