being one of a group or series taken collectively; each: We go there every day.
all possible; the greatest possible degree of: every prospect of success.
Idioms about every
every bit, in every respect; completely: This is every bit as good as she says it is.
every now and then, on occasion; from time to time: She bakes her own bread every now and then.: Also every once in a while, every so often.
every other, every second; every alternate: milk deliveries every other day.
every which way, in all directions; in disorganized fashion: I brushed against the table, and the cards fell every which way.
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How to use every in a sentence
Fortunately, the brain is suspended in cerebrospinal fluid designed to buffer the motions of every-day life.Brain Bleed: Why Michael Schumacher’s Helmet Wasn’t Enough | Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad | January 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I am not going to have a monthly or every-three-months conversation about whether or not we pay our bills,” Obama said.
“Beverage wine” is a term commonly used for inexpensive wine purchased for every-night dinners.
It is an every-day spectacle; it would not seem at first sight to contain material for a picture.Bastien Lepage | Fr. Crastre
It has got to be such an every-day thing that nobody looks surprised or pays any attention to him.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The distant sound, coming from the world of men and every-day affairs, seemed to break the spell.Uncanny Tales | Various
In like manner we perceive marks of design and intelligence in the countless contrivances and instruments used in every-day life.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
True politeness, as I understand it, is kindness and courtesy of feeling brought into every-day exercise.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for every
each one (of the class specified), without exception: every child knows it
(not used with a negative) the greatest or best possible: every hope of success
each: used before a noun phrase to indicate the recurrent, intermittent, or serial nature of a thing: every third day; every now and then; every so often
every bit (used in comparisons with as) quite; just; equally: every bit as funny as the other show
every other each alternate; every second: every other day
every which way
in all directions; everywhere: I looked every which way for you
US and Canadian from all sides: stones coming at me every which way
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with every
In addition to the idioms beginning with every
- every bit
- every cloud has a silver lining
- every dog has its day
- every inch
- every last one
- every little bit helps
- every man for himself
- every man has his price
- every minute counts
- every nook and cranny
- every now and then
- every other
- every single one
- every so often
- every time one turns around
- every Tom, Dick, and Harry
- every which way
- at every turn
- each and every
- finger in the (every) pie
- living soul, every
- nook and cranny, every
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