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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

All \All\, a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle,
   Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all, Icel.
   allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and
   Gael. uile, W. oll.]
   1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or
      degree of; the whole; the whole number of; any whatever;
      every; as, all the wheat; all the land; all the year; all
      the strength; all happiness; all abundance; loss of all
      power; beyond all doubt; you will see us all (or all of
      us).
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            Prove all things: hold fast that which is good. --1
                                                  Thess. v. 21.
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   2. Any. [Obs.] "Without all remedy." --Shak.
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   Note: When the definite article "the," or a possessive or a
         demonstrative pronoun, is joined to the noun that all
         qualifies, all precedes the article or the pronoun; as,
         all the cattle; all my labor; all his wealth; all our
         families; all your citizens; all their property; all
         other joys.
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   Note: This word, not only in popular language, but in the
         Scriptures, often signifies, indefinitely, a large
         portion or number, or a great part. Thus, all the
         cattle in Egypt died, all Judea and all the region
         round about Jordan, all men held John as a prophet, are
         not to be understood in a literal sense, but as
         including a large part, or very great numbers.
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   3. Only; alone; nothing but.
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            I was born to speak all mirth and no matter. --Shak.
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   All the whole, the whole (emphatically). [Obs.] "All the
      whole army." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

All \All\, adv.
   1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as,
      all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. "And cheeks
      all pale." --Byron.
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   Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all
         so long, etc., this word retains its appropriate sense
         or becomes intensive.
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   2. Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.) [Obs. or
      Poet.]
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            All as his straying flock he fed.     --Spenser.
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            A damsel lay deploring
            All on a rock reclined.               --Gay.
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   All to, or All-to. In such phrases as "all to rent," "all
      to break," "all-to frozen," etc., which are of frequent
      occurrence in our old authors, the all and the to have
      commonly been regarded as forming a compound adverb,
      equivalent in meaning to entirely, completely, altogether.
      But the sense of entireness lies wholly in the word all
      (as it does in "all forlorn," and similar expressions),
      and the to properly belongs to the following word, being a
      kind of intensive prefix (orig. meaning asunder and
      answering to the LG. ter-, HG. zer-). It is frequently to
      be met with in old books, used without the all. Thus
      Wyclif says, "The vail of the temple was to rent:" and of
      Judas, "He was hanged and to-burst the middle:" i. e.,
      burst in two, or asunder.

   All along. See under Along.

   All and some, individually and collectively, one and all.
      [Obs.] "Displeased all and some." --Fairfax.

   All but.
      (a) Scarcely; not even. [Obs.] --Shak.
      (b) Almost; nearly. "The fine arts were all but
          proscribed." --Macaulay.

   All hollow, entirely, completely; as, to beat any one all
      hollow. [Low]

   All one, the same thing in effect; that is, wholly the same
      thing.

   All over, over the whole extent; thoroughly; wholly; as,
      she is her mother all over. [Colloq.]

   All the better, wholly the better; that is, better by the
      whole difference.

   All the same, nevertheless. "There they [certain phenomena]
      remain rooted all the same, whether we recognize them or
      not." --J. C. Shairp. "But Rugby is a very nice place all
      the same." --T. Arnold. -- See also under All, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

All \All\, n.
   The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing;
   everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole;
   totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at
   stake.
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         Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to all.
                                                  --Shak.
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         All that thou seest is mine.             --Gen. xxxi.
                                                  43.
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   Note: All is used with of, like a partitive; as, all of a
         thing, all of us.
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   After all, after considering everything to the contrary;
      nevertheless.

   All in all, a phrase which signifies all things to a
      person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly;
      altogether.
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            Thou shalt be all in all, and I in thee,
            Forever.                              --Milton.
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            Trust me not at all, or all in all.   --Tennyson.
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   All in the wind (Naut.), a phrase denoting that the sails
      are parallel with the course of the wind, so as to shake.
      

   All told, all counted; in all.

   And all, and the rest; and everything connected. "Bring our
      crown and all." --Shak.

   At all.
   (a) In every respect; wholly; thoroughly. [Obs.] "She is a
       shrew at al(l)." --Chaucer.
   (b) A phrase much used by way of enforcement or emphasis,
       usually in negative or interrogative sentences, and
       signifying in any way or respect; in the least degree or
       to the least extent; in the least; under any
       circumstances; as, he has no ambition at all; has he any
       property at all? "Nothing at all." --Shak. "If thy father
       at all miss me." --1 Sam. xx. 6.

   Over all, everywhere. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   Note: All is much used in composition to enlarge the meaning,
         or add force to a word. In some instances, it is
         completely incorporated into words, and its final
         consonant is dropped, as in almighty, already, always:
         but, in most instances, it is an adverb prefixed to
         adjectives or participles, but usually with a hyphen,
         as, all-bountiful, all-glorious, allimportant,
         all-surrounding, etc. In others it is an adjective; as,
         allpower, all-giver. Anciently many words, as, alabout,
         alaground, etc., were compounded with all, which are
         now written separately.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

All \All\, conj. [Orig. all, adv., wholly: used with though or
   if, which being dropped before the subjunctive left all as if
   in the sense although.]
   Although; albeit. [Obs.]
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         All they were wondrous loth.             --Spenser.
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