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The letter e has in English several vowel sounds, the two principal being its long or name sound, as in eve, me, and the short, as in end, best. Usually at the end of words it is silent, but serves to indicate that the preceding vowel has its long sound, where otherwise it would be short, as in mane, cane, mete, which without the final e would be pronounced man, can, met. After c and g, the final e indicates that these letters are to be pronounced as s and j; respectively, as in lace, rage.
See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 74-97.
To each corresponds other. "Let each esteem other better than himself." Each other, used elliptically for each the other. It is our duty to assist each other; that is, it is our duty, each to assist the other, each being in the nominative and other in the objective case.
It is a bad thing that men should hate each other; but it is far worse that they should contract the habit of cutting one another's throats without hatred.Macaulay.
In each cheek appears a pretty dimple.Shak.
Then draw we nearer day by day,Keble.
The oak and the elm have each a distinct character.Gilpin.
I know each lane and every alley green.Milton.
In short each man's happiness depends upon himself.Sterne.
This use of each for every, though common in Scotland and in America, is now un-English. Fitzed. Hall.
Syn. See Every.
The sky eachwhere did show full bright and fair.Spenser.
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