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1. 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
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            Prove all things: hold fast that which is good. --1
                                                  Thess. v. 21.
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   2. Any. [Obs.] "Without all remedy." --Shak.
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   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
         other joys.
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   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.
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   3. Only; alone; nothing but.
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            I was born to speak all mirth and no matter. --Shak.
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   All the whole, the whole (emphatically). [Obs.] "All the
      whole army." --Shak.
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