• He's been on every front
    He's been on every front
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj every (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"
    • adj every each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified "every third seat","every two hours"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Coughs up a Tip Every Time 143 Coughs up a Tip Every Time 143
They lost every book they had, owin' to a axident on their journey They lost every book they had, owin' to a axident on their journey
I Want a Rooster for Every Hen I Want a Rooster for Every Hen
It's Done Every Day in St. Joe It's Done Every Day in St. Joe
The treasure is all his own, and he shall have every farthing's worth of it The treasure is all his own, and he shall have every farthing's worth of it
Immense serpents were peeping out of holes on every side Immense serpents were peeping out of holes on every side

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every year, more than one million miles of Twizzlers licorice is made
    • Every 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. "Every man at his best state is altogether vanity.""Every door and window was adorned with wreaths of flowers."
    • Every Every one. Cf. Each. "Every of your wishes.""Daily occasions given to every of us.""In each division there were four pentecosties, in every pentecosty four enomoties, and of each enomoty there fought in the front rank four [soldiers].""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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every second there are 418 Kit Kat fingers eaten in the world
    • every 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. A proposition containing every before a class name is equivalent to the totality of statements formed by replacing this expression by the name of each individual of the class. But if not is placed before every, the meaning is that some one or more of these individual propositions are not true. Thus, “not every man is a poet” does not mean that not any man is a poet, but only that some men are not poets. In many cases, however, every is ambiguous.
    • every each one (of the whole number); every person; everybody.
    • every Each of any number of persons or things; every one.
    • n every An obsolete form of ivory. Wright
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sun shrinks five feet every hour
    • adj Every ev′ėr-i each one of a number: all taken separately
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Every man over forty is a scoundrel.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.”
  • Greek Proverb
    Greek Proverb
    “The beginning is the half of every action.”
  • William Ellery Channing
    “Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
  • Alphonse Karr
    Alphonse Karr
    “Every man has three characters -- that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.”


Don't stop and kick at every dog that barks at you - (USA) If we stop to kick at every dog that barks at us we will never arrive at our destination in life, because we are obsessed with righting insignifigant wrongs that should have no more effect on us then a dog that barks as we walk by.
Every ass likes to hear himself bray - This means that people like the sound of their own voice.
Every cloud has a silver lining - People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who's having problems. They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem.
Every dog has its day - This idiom means that everyone gets their moment to shine.
Every man and his dog - A lot of people - as in sending out invitations to a large number of people
Every man for himself - If it's every man for himself, then people are trying to save themselves from a difficult situation without trying to help anyone else.
Every man has his price - Anyone's opinion or support can be bought, everyone's principles have a limit.
Every man jack - If every man jack was involved in something, it is an emphatic way of saying that absolutely everybody was involved.
Every nook and cranny - If you search every nook and cranny, you look everywhere for something.
Every Tom, Dick and Harry - If every Tom, Dick and Harry knows about something, then it is common knowledge.
Every trick in the book - If you try every trick in the book, you try every possible way, including dishonesty and deceit, to get what you want.
Fortune knocks once at every man's door - Everyone gets one good chance in a lifetime.
If I had a nickel for every time - (USA) When someone uses this expression, they mean that the specific thing happens a lot. It is an abbreviation of the statement 'If I had a nickel for every time that happened, I would be rich'
Strain every nerve - If you strain every nerve, you make a great effort to achieve something.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. everich, everilk,; AS. ǣfre, ever + ælc, each. See Ever each
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ǽfre, ever, and ǽlc, each.


In literature:

Every inhabitant in every town he passed, was said to be against him.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
Every priest, every frequenter of the old court, every lawyer, every banker, is a man to be suspected.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Every stone, every hill on these Plains could tell a wonderful story.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The relation of master and slave, says Gibbon, existed in every province and in every family of the Roman Empire.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
With the prize in his hands, fires burst from every roof in every quarter.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Lord Chetwynde wished to see her every day, but did not wish them to know that he came every day.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Every Sauk and Fox brave, every Winnebago and Potawatomi and Kickapoo, can do as much.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
In youth, we hope every thing may be right: in age, we fear that every thing may be wrong.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
He proclaimed a holiday throughout his kingdom, and every one feasted and danced.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Every morning and every evening brought Buck's strong presence to the farm for a brief visit.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Now in falling splendour
Every leaf
Fills the heart with tender,
Wistful grief.
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
Then shall I sing
The new song of Thy Spring,
Every leaf of me
Whispering Love in Thee!
"The Tree" by John Freeman
Every night we listened
for a horned owl.
In the horned lamp flame,
the wallpaper glistened.
"A Summer’s Dream" by Elizabeth Bishop
Every step upon my way,
Every moment, night and day,
It supports me still to say,
Lord! Thou knowest.
"Thou Knowest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Every thought is public,
Every nook is wide;
Thy gossips spread each whisper,
And the gods from side to side.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a source for every stream,
A cause for every woe,
But veiled in mist they often seem
To mortals here below.
"The Youthful Villager And The Hermit" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Sure, a gun and spare mag are items every officer carries every day , but what about other essentials.
Adds companion content for every episode of every show and reports record mobile traffic.
You want to play often, but you cannot commit to every Tuesday or every Thursday.
Lexis's 2,900-square-foot cooler holds every kind of flower for every kind of occasion.
I have seen first-hand the hard work and dedication that she puts in every day to make each and every citizen in Lewiston have a better life.
"That simple little toy has permeated every continent in every country, as many homes have Frisbees as any other device ever invented," McIff said.
The Screaming Eagles hope to drive opponents nuts by returning every serve, every spike.
My Grandparents chose to love each other when they met as teenagers, and then, they chose to love each other every part of every day, through the Great Depression, through absence during war, child rearing, work, illnesses… Life.
Every scene in every city experiences it eventually.
In nearly every state where he has campaigned, exit polls show Romney performing basically the same in every major demographic group, give or take a few points.
They are plastered on every roadside, every fence and every empty lot in the city and county.
We tested every facet of every goggle , taking into consideration fit, anti-fog, helmet compatibility, lens options, peripheral vision, foam comfort and density, back straps, venting, cost, style, and durability.
Every second of every day, according to the CIA's World Factbook, 2.4 babies are born.
Hurricane season starts June 1 of every year and ends on Nov 30 of every year, with an average of 5.9 hurricanes forming in the Atlantic Ocean each year.
With every kill, every game and every match, the Mendon volleyball team grew as a unit this year.

In science:

Then for every ordinal α ∈ ω1 , every condition p ∈ Pα and every Borel function ˙x : p → R there is a condition q ≤ p and a real y ∈ A such that for every sequence ~r ∈ q , θ( ˙x(~r), y ) holds.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
Further, AM A = A for every non-zero matrix M , hence AX A = A for every non-zero (closed) subspace X of A and thus A → X ← A = {0} for every proper subspace X .
On simple and semisimple quantales
We prove that for every finite set S ⊂ C ∗ (Zn , A, α) and every ε > 0, there is a finite dimensional C*-subalgebra D ⊂ C ∗ (Zn , A, α) such that every element of S is within ε of an element of D.
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
Then every prime number p induces a p−adic valuation |·|p on Q; |x|p = p−ordp (x) , with the following properties 1) |x|p = 0 if and only if x = 0; 2) |xy |p = |x|p |y |p for every x, y ∈ Q; 3) |x + y |p ≤ max{|x|p , |y |p} for every x, y ∈ Q with equality when |x|p 6= |y |p .
On Markovian behaviour of $p$-adic random dynamical systems
For every J such that J 0 ⊆ J , for every ℓ ∈ L[J ] , and for every k ∈ [1..K ], the conditional expectation E (Gk | X = ℓ) is uniquely defined.
Grade of Membership Analysis: One Possible Approach to Foundations