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1‘all the children went’
each of, each one of the, every one of the, every single one of the
every, each and every, every single
2‘the sun shone all week’
the whole of the, every bit of the, the complete, the entire, the totality of the
in its entirety
none of the
3‘in all honesty’
complete, entire, total, full, utter, perfect, all-out, greatest, greatest possible, maximum
1‘all are welcome’
everyone, everybody, each person, every person, the lot, the whole lot
2‘all of the cups were broken’
each one, each thing, the sum, the total, the whole lot
3‘they took all of it’
everything, every part, the whole amount, the total amount, the lot, the whole lot, the entirety, the sum total, the aggregate
1‘he was dressed all in black’
completely, fully, entirely, totally, wholly, absolutely, utterly, outright, thoroughly, altogether, quite, in every respect, in all respects, without reservation, without exception
partly, not at all
‘they walk out and decry what they've seen to all and sundry’
everyone, everybody, every person, each person, each one, each and every one, all, one and all, the whole world, the world at large, the public, the general public, people everywhere
every Tom, Dick, and Harry, every man jack, every mother's son
‘the entire nation was limited to three weekly gallons, making long-distance travel by car all but impossible’
nearly, almost, just about, about, more or less, practically, virtually, as good as, next to, close to, near, nigh on, not far from, not far off, to all intents and purposes, approaching, bordering on, verging on, nearing
pretty nearly, pretty much, pretty well
‘I'm all for genetic engineering to remove diseases’
in favour of, pro, for, giving support to, giving backing to, right behind, encouraging of, approving of, sympathetic to
‘all in all, I think this is a thorough report’
all things considered, considering everything, on the whole, taking everything into account, taking everything into consideration, at the end of the day, when all's said and done
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