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.

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.

adj 1: (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)}]

2: each and all of a series of entities or intervals as

specified; "every third seat"; "every two hours" [syn: {every(a)}]

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