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Every person; everybody. See Usage Notes at every, he1.


(ˈɛvrɪˌwʌn; -wən)
every person; everybody
Usage: Everyone and everybody are interchangeable, as are no one and nobody, and someone and somebody. Care should be taken to distinguish between everyone as a single word and every one as two words, the latter form correctly being used to refer to each individual person or thing in a particular group: every one of them is wrong


(ˈɛv riˌwʌn, -wən)

every person; everybody.
usage: See each.


1. 'everyone' and 'everybody'

You usually use everyone or everybody to refer to all the people in a particular group.

The police had ordered everyone out of the office.
There wasn't enough room for everybody.

There is no difference in meaning between everyone and everybody, but everyone is more common in written English, and everybody is more common in spoken English.

You can also use everyone and everybody to talk about people in general.

Everyone has the right to freedom of expression.
Everybody has to die some day.

After everyone or everybody you use a singular form of a verb.

Everyone wants to find out what is going on.
Everybody is selling the same product.
2. referring back

When you are referring back to everyone or everybody, you usually use they, them, or their.

Will everyone please carry on as best they can.
Everybody had to bring their own paper.
3. 'every one'

Don't confuse everyone with every one. You use every one to emphasize that something is true about each one of the things or people you are mentioning.

He read every one of her novels.
She thought about her friends. Every one had tried to help her.
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pronoun everybody, each one, the whole world, each person, every person, all and sundry, one and all Everyone needs some free time for rest and relaxation.
Usage: Everyone and everybody are interchangeable, and can be used as synonyms of each other in any context. Care should be taken, however, to distinguish between everyone as a single word and every one as two words, the latter form correctly being used to refer to each individual person or thing in a particular group: every one of them is wrong.
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[ˈɛvriwʌn] prontout le monde
Everyone had a good time → Tout le monde s'est bien amusé.
Everyone makes mistakes → Tout le monde peut se tromper.
Everyone opened their presents → Tout le monde a ouvert ses cadeaux.
Everyone should have a hobby → Tout le monde devrait avoir un passe-temps.
everyone else → tous les autres


(ˈevri) adjective
1. each one of or all (of a certain number). Every room is painted white; Not every family has a car.
2. each (of an indefinite number or series). Every hour brought the two countries nearer war; He attends to her every need.
3. the most absolute or complete possible. We have every reason to believe that she will get better.
4. used to show repetition after certain intervals of time or space. I go to the supermarket every four or five days; Every second house in the row was bright pink; `Every other day' means èvery two days' or `on alternate days'.
ˈeverybody, ˈeveryone pronoun
every person. Everyone thinks I'm right.
ˈeveryday adjective
1. happening, done used etc daily. her everyday duties.
2. common or usual. an everyday event.
ˈeverything pronoun
all things. Have you everything you want?
ˈeverywhere adverb
(in or to) every place. The flies are everywhere; Everywhere I go, he follows me.
every bit as
just as. You're every bit as clever as he is.
every now and then / every now and again / every so often
occasionally. We get a letter from him every now and then.
every time
1. always; invariably. We use this method every time.
2. whenever. Every time he comes, we quarrel.

everybody, ~everyone are singular: Everybody is (not are) tired / Everyone should buy his own ticket .
see also their.


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Elizabeth, or Beth, as everyone called her, was a rosy, smooth- haired, bright-eyed girl of thirteen, with a shy manner, a timid voice, and a ;peaceful expression which was seldom disturbed.
His hands have something to do with his fear of me and of everyone.
Everyone would be saying that now, I thought bitterly.
During the confusion and bewilderment of the second day Mary hid herself in the nursery and was forgotten by everyone.
Everyone was asking after the wonderful Nightingale which all the world knew of, except those at Court.
Everyone would kiss me and weep (what idiots they would be if they did not), while I should go barefoot and hungry preaching new ideas and fighting a victorious Austerlitz against the obscurantists.
You whom, like everyone else, I have valued for your goodness of heart and modesty and good sense--YOU, I say, have now given way to an unpleasant vice of which you seem never before to have been guilty.
And experiences of the same kind are necessary for the individual to become conscious of himself; but here there is the difference that, although everyone becomes equally conscious of his body as a separate and complete organism, everyone does not become equally conscious of himself as a complete and separate personality.
She was very quiet always--and I remember once, when she had suddenly begun singing at her work, everyone said, 'Marie tried to sing today
Anna Pavlovna arranged a group round him, inviting everyone to listen to his tale.
I know; but everyone in the Land of Oz has a place to live.
The File replied, "You must indeed be a simple-minded fellow if you expect to get anything from me, who am accustomed to take from everyone, and never to give anything in return.