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

  Every \Ev"er*y\, a. & a. pron. [OE. everich, everilk; AS.
     [=ae]fre ever + [ae]lc each. See Ever, each.]
     1. All the parts which compose a whole collection or
        aggregate number, considered in their individuality, all
        taken separately one by one, out of an indefinite number.
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              Every man at his best state is altogether vanity.
                                                    --Ps. xxxix.
                                                    5.
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              Every door and window was adorned with wreaths of
              flowers.                              --Macaulay.
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     2. Every one. Cf. Each. [Obs.] "Every of your wishes."
        --Shak.
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              Daily occasions given to every of us. --Hooker.
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     Every each, every one. [Obs.] "Every each of them hath some
        vices." --Burton..
  
     Every now and then, at short intervals; occasionally;
        repeatedly; frequently. [Colloq.]
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     Note: Every may, by way of emphasis, precede the article the
           with a superlative adjective; as, every, the least
           variation. --Locke.
  
     Syn: Every, Each, Any.
  
     Usage: Any denotes one, or some, taken indifferently from the
            individuals which compose a class. Every differs from
            each in giving less prominence to the selection of the
            individual. Each relates to two or more individuals of
            a class. It refers definitely to every one of them,
            denoting that they are considered separately, one by
            one, all being included; as, each soldier was
            receiving a dollar per day. Every relates to more than
            two and brings into greater prominence the notion that
            not one of all considered is excepted; as, every
            soldier was on service, except the cavalry, that is,
            all the soldiers, etc.
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                  In each division there were four pentecosties,
                  in every pentecosty four enomoties, and of each
                  enomoty there fought in the front rank four
                  [soldiers].                       --Jowett
                                                    (Thucyd. ).
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                  If society is to be kept together and the
                  children of Adam to be saved from setting up
                  each for himself with every one else his foe.
                                                    --J. H.
                                                    Newman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  every
      adj 1: (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a
             group considered singly and without exception; "every
             person is mortal"; "every party is welcome"; "had every
             hope of success"; "every chance of winning"
      2: each and all of a series of entities or intervals as
         specified; "every third seat"; "every two hours"

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