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sundry

[suhn-dree] /ˈsʌn dri/
adjective
1.
various or diverse:
sundry persons.
Idioms
2.
all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually:
Free samples were given to all and sundry.
Origin of sundry
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English syndrig private, separate, equivalent to syndr- (mutated form of sundor asunder) + -ig -y1; akin to sunder
Related forms
sundrily, adverb
sundriness, noun

sundries

[suhn-dreez] /ˈsʌn driz/
plural noun
1.
sundry things or items, especially small, miscellaneous items of little value.
Compare notion (def 6).
Origin
1805-15; noun plural use of sundry
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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.

  • All around him he saw the prone bodies of his men, naked to the view of all and sundry.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
  • We saw several parcels of Ducks in sundry places, all of which no doubt had young near.

  • It is the custom of the Asiatics, you know, to invite all and sundry to a wedding.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • On her departure she was visited by sundry inhabitants of Metz, who gave her jewels, recognising her to be the Maid of France.

British Dictionary definitions for sundry

sundry

/ˈsʌndrɪ/
determiner
1.
several or various; miscellaneous
pronoun
2.
all and sundry, all the various people, individually and collectively
noun (pl) -dries
3.
(pl) miscellaneous unspecified items
4.
(Austral, cricket) also called extra. a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye
Word Origin
Old English syndrig separate; related to Old High German suntarīg; see sunder, -y1
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Word Origin and History for sundry
adj.

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.

sundries

n.

1755, plural of sundry (adj.) used as a noun.

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Idioms and Phrases with sundry

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