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everybody

[ev-ree-bod-ee, -buhd-ee] /ˈɛv riˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i/
pronoun
1.
every person.
Origin of everybody
1520-1530
1520-30; every + body
Usage note
See each, else.
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  • everybody who knew what had been going on upstairs was there.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • This was Katherine Holroyd, a sympathetic observer and everybody's intimate.

    Viviette William J. Locke
  • They are borne by everybody and nobody, and are developed by everybody and nobody.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • In such a mood I wonder why everybody does not write poetry.

    Ballads of a Bohemian Robert W. Service
  • "everybody to her taste," replied Barbara curtly, shrugging her shoulders.

British Dictionary definitions for everybody

everybody

/ˈɛvrɪˌbɒdɪ/
pronoun
1.
every person; everyone
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Word Origin and History for everybody
n.

late 14c., from every + body.

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