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everything

[ev-ree-thing] /ˈɛv riˌθɪŋ/
pronoun
1.
every, thing or particular of an aggregate or total; all.
2.
something extremely important:
This news means everything to us.
noun
3.
something that is extremely or most important:
Money is his everything.
Origin of everything
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see every, thing1
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  • Of course, everything depends upon the value of it in the china trade.'

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • And jest when I was lookin' forward to luxury and palaces in England, and everything so grand!

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • I think that your return has recompensed Nelly for everything.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • But do give me a moment, everything is all so whirling and hazy.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • everything in life seemed to be luxurious as it had never been before.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
British Dictionary definitions for everything

everything

/ˈɛvrɪθɪŋ/
pronoun
1.
the entirety of a specified or implied class: she lost everything in the War
2.
a great deal, esp of something very important: she means everything to me
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Word Origin and History for everything
n.

late 14c., from every + thing.

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Idioms and Phrases with everything

everything

In addition to the idiom beginning with everything also see: hold everything
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