Definition for ALL

ALL, adv.

Wholly; completely; entirely; as, all along; all bedewed; all over; my friend is all for amusement; I love my father all. In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all so long, this word retains its appropriate sense; as, "he thought them sixpence all too dear," that is, he thought them too dear by the sum of sixpence. In the sense of although, as "all were it as the rest," and in the sense of just, or at the moment, as, "all as his straying flock he fed," it is obsolete, or restricted to poetry. It is all one, is a phrase equivalent to the same thing in effect; that is, it is wholly the same thing. All the better, is equivalent to wholly the better; that is, better by the whole difference.

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