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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 All a.
 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).
    Prove all things: hold fast that which is good.   --1 Thess. v. 21.
 2. Any. [Obs.] “Without all remedy.”
 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.
 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.
 3. Only; alone; nothing but.
    I was born to speak all mirth and no matter.   --Shak.
 All the whole, the whole (emphatically). [Obs.] All the whole army.”  --Shak.