pronoun Date: 14th century 1. a. all that exists b. all that relates to the subject 2. all that is important <
you mean everything to me
3. all sorts of other things — used to indicate related but unspecified events, facts, or conditions <
all the pains and colds and everything — E. B. White

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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