various or diverse:
all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually:
Free samples were given to all and sundry.
sundry things or items, especially small, miscellaneous items of little value.
Compare (def 6).
The couturier famously traveled the world on scouting trips, looking to draw design inspiration from sundry cultures.
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Sure, Americans want to sell nuclear goodies and sundry to India and to gain Delhi’s backing against China.
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To do it, the FBI enlisted the help of sundry characters, none worse than Whitey, the leader of the mostly Irish Winter Hill gang.
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Again and again we were told by sundry Middle East experts that the wise mullahs had every interest in maintaining a stable Iraq.
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Her goal is not just the acquisition of knowledge on sundry subjects.
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He was content to take his risk of the English general’s possible inability for sundry obvious reasons, to come to his support.
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All around him he saw the prone bodies of his men, naked to the view of all and sundry.
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We saw several parcels of Ducks in sundry places, all of which no doubt had young near.
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It is the custom of the Asiatics, you know, to invite all and sundry to a wedding.
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On her departure she was visited by sundry inhabitants of Metz, who gave her jewels, recognising her to be the Maid of France.
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several or various; miscellaneous
all and sundry, all the various people, individually and collectively
noun (pl) -dries
(pl) miscellaneous unspecified items
(Austral, cricket) also called extra. a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye
Old English syndrig “separate, apart, special,” related to sundor “separately” (see sunder). Phrase all and sundry first recorded 1389; sundries “odds and ends” is first found 1755.
1755, plural of sundry (adj.) used as a noun.
see: all and sundry
- All and sundry
various or diverse: sundry persons. all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry. determiner several or various; miscellaneous pronoun all and sundry, all the various people, individually and collectively noun (pl) -dries (pl) miscellaneous unspecified items (Austral, cricket) also called extra. a run not scored from the bat, […]
able to do many things; versatile: an all-around player. broadly applicable; not specialized: an all-around education. inclusive; comprehensive; complete: an all-around failure. Contemporary Examples As all-around marvelous as motherhood and apple pie; pretty much everyone is theoretically in favor. How Product Labeling Killed Some Truly Righteous Weed and Might Even Raise Your Hospital Bill Megan […]
- All at sea
see: at sea
- All at once
at one time in the past; formerly: I was a farmer once; a once powerful nation. a single time: We ate there just once. We go to a movie once a week. even a single time; at any time; ever: If the facts once become known, it will be just too bad. by a single […]