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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
All \All\, a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle,
Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all, Icel.
allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and
Gael. uile, W. oll.]
1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or
degree of; the whole; the whole number of; any whatever;
every; as, all the wheat; all the land; all the year; all
the strength; all happiness; all abundance; loss of all
power; beyond all doubt; you will see us all (or all of
Prove all things: hold fast that which is good. --1
Thess. v. 21.
2. Any. [Obs.] "Without all remedy." --Shak.
Note: When the definite article "the," or a possessive or a
demonstrative pronoun, is joined to the noun that all
qualifies, all precedes the article or the pronoun; as,
all the cattle; all my labor; all his wealth; all our
families; all your citizens; all their property; all
Note: This word, not only in popular language, but in the
Scriptures, often signifies, indefinitely, a large
portion or number, or a great part. Thus, all the
cattle in Egypt died, all Judea and all the region
round about Jordan, all men held John as a prophet, are
not to be understood in a literal sense, but as
including a large part, or very great numbers.
3. Only; alone; nothing but.
I was born to speak all mirth and no matter. --Shak.
All the whole, the whole (emphatically). [Obs.] "All the
whole army." --Shak.
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