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pronoun & determiner
Used to refer to every one of two or more people or things, regarded and identified separately.[as determiner] ‘each battery is in a separate compartment’‘each one of us was asked what went on’[as pronoun] ‘Derek had money from each of his five uncles’‘they each have their own personality’every one, each one, each and every one, one and all, all, the whole lotView synonyms
To, for, or by every one of a group (used after a noun or an amount)‘the cameras cost £35 each’‘Paul and Bill have a glass each’
apiece, per person, per capita, to each, for each, from each, individually, respectivelyseverallyView synonyms
- ‘German women are having less than 1.4 children each - only two thirds the level needed to maintain zero population growth.’
- ‘The glasses only cost $0.85 each, but the minimum order is for 25 pairs.’
- ‘Four seminars were held in July, one each for trustees, presidents, deans, and school heads.’
- ‘I divided the specimens into three groups of about twenty each and handed out the first group after my talk.’
- ‘When we got married I think we maybe had 10 books each, including novels by Sir Walter Scott.’
- ‘Cinema-goers paid 20p each to become the inaugural customers at the 10-screen multiplex.’
each and every
Every single (used for emphasis)‘taking each and every opportunity’‘I look forward to seeing each and every one of you’
every, each and every, every singleView synonyms
- ‘Great credit goes to each and every one of the players and their management team.’
- ‘It is, however, a problem that each and every country has to tackle in a structural way.’
- ‘The certainty that each and every plan will be thwarted deflates any suspense the film may try to generate.’
- ‘They will need to know what their medical expenses are at each and every point during the year.’
- ‘The regular cash that came in, each and every month, enabled people to feed themselves and to pay the bills.’
- ‘Nonetheless my thoughts and best wishes are with each and every athlete who will wear the British colours.’
- ‘With a complete script, each and every frame of the film is very clear in my mind.’
- ‘Thank you to each and every one of you who left a nice comment or sent me an email.’
- ‘We should enjoy each and every of these small things in our lives to the fullest.’
- ‘It is a rare opportunity for each and every individual member to say what he or she thinks.’
Old English ǣlc; related to Dutch elk and German jeglich, based on a West Germanic phrase meaning ever alike (see aye, alike).
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