Every may, by way of emphasis, precede the article the with a superlative adjective; as, every, the least variation. Locke.

Syn.Every, Each, Any. Any denotes one, or some, taken indifferently from the individuals which compose a class. Every differs from each in giving less prominence to the selection of the individual. Each relates to two or more individuals of a class. It refers definitely to every one of them, denoting that they are considered separately, one by one, all being included; as, each soldier was receiving a dollar per day. Every relates to more than two and brings into greater prominence the notion that not one of all considered is excepted; as, every soldier was on service, except the cavalry, that is, all the soldiers, etc.

In each division there were four pentecosties, in every pentecosty four enomoties, and of each enomoty there fought in the front rank four [soldiers].

If society is to be kept together and the children of Adam to be saved from setting up each for himself with every one else his foe.
J. H. Newman.

(Ev"er*y*bod`y) n. Every person.

(Ev"er*y*day`) a. Used or fit for every day; common; usual; as, an everyday suit of clothes.

The mechanical drudgery of his everyday employment.
Sir. J. Herchel.

(Ev"er*y*one`) n. [OE. everychon.] Everybody; — commonly separated, every one.

(Ev"er*y*thing`) n. Whatever pertains to the subject under consideration; all things.

More wise, more learned, more just, more everything.

(Ev"er*y*when`) adv. At any or all times; every instant. [R.] "Eternal law is silently present everywhere and everywhen." Carlyle.

(Ev"er*y*where`) adv. In every place; in all places; hence, in every part; thoroughly; altogether.

(Ev"er*y*where`ness) n. Ubiquity; omnipresence. [R.] Grew.

(Eves"drop`) v. i. See Eavesdrop.

(Eves"drop`per) n. See Eavesdropper.

(E*ves"ti*gate) v. t. [L. evestigatus traced out; e out + vestigatus, p. p. of vestigare. See Vestigate.] To investigate. [Obs.] Bailey.

(Ev"et) n. [See Eft, n.] (Zoöl.) The common newt or eft. In America often applied to several species of aquatic salamanders. [Written also evat.]

(E*vi"brate) v. t. & i. [L. evibrare. See Vibrate.] To vibrate. [Obs.] Cockeram.

(E*vict") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Evicted; p. pr. & vb. n. Evicting.] [L. evictus, p. p. of evincere to overcome completely, evict. See Evince.]

1. (Law) To dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to oust.

The law of England would speedily evict them out of their possession.
Sir. J. Davies.

2. To evince; to prove. [Obs.] Cheyne.

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