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The entire amount of something, as in The baby ate all of his cereal. This usage is relatively new, the word of being included only from about 1800 on.
No less than, at least, as in Although she looked much younger, she was all of seventy. [First half of 1800s]
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How to use all of in a sentence
All-of-a-sudden Jehosophat felt very funny near the pit of his stomach.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
And if my feet are not afraid—my feet which bear weights of all-of-me—why should afraidness touch my spirit which is proud?I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
Therefore, when the State means power-to-do it means All-of-us, as brute force or as industrial force.
If we generalize this, it means that All-of-us ought to guarantee rights to each of us.
The-whites-regulate-all of-our-tastes-even-to-telling-us- who-are-our greatest-men-among-us.Overshadowed|Sutton E. Griggs