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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Both  \Both\,  a.  or  pron.  [OE.  bothe,  ba?e,  fr  Icel.  b[=a]?ir; 
  akin  to  Dan.  baade,  Sw  b[*a]da,  Goth.  baj??s,  OHG.  beid?, 
  b?d?,  G.  &  D.  beide,  also  AS  begen,  b[=a],  b?,  Goth.  bai, 
  and  Gr  ?,  L.  ambo,  Lith.  ab[`a],  OSlav.  oba,  Skr.  ubha. 
  [root]310.  Cf  {Amb}-.] 
  The  one  and  the  other  the  two  the  pair,  without  exception 
  of  either 
 
  Note:  It  is  generally  used  adjectively  with  nouns;  as  both 
  horses  ran  away  but  with  pronouns,  and  often  with 
  nous,  it  is  used  substantively,  and  followed  by  of 
 
  Note:  It  frequently  stands  as  a  pronoun. 
 
  She  alone  is  heir  to  both  of  us  --Shak. 
 
  Abraham  took  sheep  and  oxen,  and  gave  them  unto 
  Abimelech;  and  both  of  them  made  a  covenant. 
  --Gen.  xxi. 
  27. 
 
  He  will  not  bear  the  loss  of  his  rank,  because  he 
  can  bear  the  loss  of  his  estate;  but  he  will  bear 
  both  because  he  is  prepared  for  both 
  --Bolingbroke. 
 
  Note:  It  is  often  used  in  apposition  with  nouns  or  pronouns. 
 
  Thy  weal  and  woe  are  both  of  them  extremes. 
  --Shak. 
 
  This  said  they  both  betook  them  several  ways. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Both  now  always  precedes  any  other  attributive  words 
  as  both  their  armies;  both  our  eyes. 
 
  Note:  Both  of  is  used  before  pronouns  in  the  objective  case; 
  as  both  of  us  them  whom  etc.;  but  before 
  substantives  its  used  is  colloquial,  both  (without  of) 
  being  the  preferred  form  as  both  the  brothers. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Both  \Both\,  conj. 
  As  well  not  only;  equally. 
 
  Note:  Both  precedes  the  first  of  two  co["o]rdinate  words  or 
  phrases,  and  is  followed  by  and  before  the  other  both 
  .  .  .  and  .  .  .;  as  well  the  one  as  the  other  not  only 
  this  but  also  that  equally  the  former  and  the  latter. 
  It  is  also  sometimes  followed  by  more  than  two 
  co["o]rdinate  words  connected  by  and  expressed  or 
  understood. 
 
  To  judge  both  quick  and  dead.  --Milton. 
 
  A  masterpiece  both  for  argument  and  style. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  To  whom  bothe  heven  and  erthe  and  see  is  sene. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Both  mongrel,  puppy,  whelp,  and  hound. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  He  prayeth  well  who  loveth  well  Both  man  and  bird 
  and  beast.  --Coleridge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  both 
  adj  :  (used  with  count  nouns)  two  considered  together;  the  two 
  "both  girls  are  pretty"  [syn:  {both(a)}] 




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