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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Every  \Ev"er*y\,  a.  &  a.  pron.  [OE.  everich,  everilk  AS  ?fre 
  ever  +  [ae]lc  each  See  {Ever},  {each}.] 
  1.  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  bumber. 
 
  Every  man  at  his  best  state  is  altogether  vanity. 
  --Ps.  xxxix 
  5. 
 
  Every  door  and  window  was  adorned  with  wreaths  of 
  flowers.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Every  one  Cf  {Each}.  [Obs.]  ``Every  of  your  wishes.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  Daily  occasions  given  to  every  of  us  --Hooker. 
 
  {Every  each},  every  one  [Obs.]  ``Every  each  of  them  hath 
  some  vices.''  --Burton.. 
 
  {Every  now  and  then},  at  short  intervals;  occasionally; 
  repeatedly;  frequently.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Note:  Every  may  by  way  of  emphasis,  precede  the  article  the 
  with  a  superlative  adjective;  as  every,  the  least 
  variation.  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  {Every},  {Each},  {Any}. 
 
  Usage:  Any  denotes  one  or  some  taken  indifferently  from  the 
  individuals  which  compose  a  class.  Every  differs  from 
  each  in  giving  less  promonence  to  the  selection  of  the 
  individual.  Each  relates  to  two  or  more  individuals  of 
  a  class.  It  refers  definitely  to  every  one  of  them 
  denoting  that  they  are  considered  separately,  one  by 
  one  all  being  included;  as  each  soldier  was 
  receiving  a  dollar  per  day  Every  relates  to  more  than 
  two  and  brings  into  greater  prominence  the  notion  that 
  not  one  of  all  considered  is  excepted;  as  every 
  soldier  was  on  service,  except  the  cavalry,  that  is 
  all  the  soldiers,  etc 
 
  In  each  division  there  were  four  pentecosties, 
  in  every  pentecosty  four  enomoties  and  of  each 
  enomoty  there  fought  in  the  front  rank  four 
  [soldiers].  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ). 
 
  If  society  is  to  be  kept  together  and  the 
  children  of  Adam  to  be  saved  from  setting  up 
  each  for  himself  with  every  one  else  his  foe. 
  --J.  H. 
  Newman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  every 
  adj  1:  each  and  all  of  a  series  of  entities  or  intervals  as 
  specified;  "every  third  seat";  "every  two  hours"  [syn: 
  {every(a)}] 
  2:  (used  of  count  nouns)  each  and  all  of  the  members  of  a  group 
  considered  singly  and  without  exception;  "every  person  is 
  mortal";  "every  party  is  welcome";  "had  every  hope  of 
  success";  "every  chance  of  winning"  [syn:  {every(a)}] 




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