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Lord, how the day passes! It is like a life, so quickly when we don't watch it, and so slowly if we do.John Steinbeck
|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- (UK) IPA: /ˈɛv.ɹɪ/, SAMPA: /"Ev.rI/
- (US) IPA: /ˈɛv.ɹi/, SAMPA: /"Ev.ri/
- help, file
- Hyphenation: ev·ery
- All of a countable group, without exception.
- Every person in the room stood and cheered.
- Used with ordinal numbers to denote those items whose position is divisible by the corresponding cardinal number, or a portion of equal size to that set.
- Every third bead was red, and the rest were blue. The sequence was thus red, blue, blue, red, blue, blue etc.
- Decimation originally meant the execution of every tenth soldier in a unit.
- each and every
- every last
- every other
- every which way
- every which where
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