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 for Either
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Either \Ei"ther\ ([=e]"[th][~e]r or [imac]"[th][~e]r; 277), a. &
     pron. [OE. either, aither, AS. [=ae]g[eth]er,
     [=ae]ghw[ae][eth]er (akin to OHG. [=e]ogiwedar, MHG.
     iegeweder); [=a] + ge + hw[ae][eth]er whether. See Each,
     and Whether, and cf. Or, conj.]
     1. One of two; the one or the other; -- properly used of two
        things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one.
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              Lepidus flatters both,
              Of both is flattered; but he neither loves,
              Nor either cares for him.             --Shak.
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              Scarce a palm of ground could be gotten by either of
              the three.                            --Bacon.
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              There have been three talkers in Great British,
              either of whom would illustrate what I say about
              dogmatists.                           --Holmes.
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     2. Each of two; the one and the other; both; -- formerly,
        also, each of any number.
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              His flowing hair
              In curls on either cheek played.      --Milton.
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              On either side . . . was there the tree of life.
                                                    --Rev. xxii.
                                                    2.
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              The extreme right and left of either army never
              engaged.                              --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Either \Ei"ther\, conj.
     Either precedes two, or more, co["o]rdinate words or phrases,
     and is introductory to an alternative. It is correlative to
     or.
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           Either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a
           journey, or peradventure he sleepeth.    --1 Kings
                                                    xviii. 27.
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           Few writers hesitate to use either in what is called a
           triple alternative; such as, We must either stay where
           we are, proceed, or recede.              --Latham.
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     Note: Either was formerly sometimes used without any
           correlation, and where we should now use or.
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                 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive
                 berries? either a vine, figs?      --James iii.
                                                    12.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  either
      adv 1: after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning
             something like `likewise' or `also'; "he isn't stupid,
             but he isn't exactly a genius either"; "I don't know
             either"; "if you don't order dessert I won't either"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  47 Moby Thesaurus words for "either":
     a certain, a deux, an, any, any one, anybody, anyone, anything,
     atomic, aught, both, correspondingly, exclusive, for two,
     identically, in kind, in like manner, in that way, individual,
     indivisible, integral, irreducible, like, like that, like this,
     likewise, lone, monadic, monistic, one, similarly, simple, single,
     singular, so, sole, solid, solitary, tete-a-tete, the two, thus,
     unanalyzable, undivided, uniform, unique, unitary, whole
  
  

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