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    Definition of of all in English Dictionary

  • AdverbSUF-all
    1. Used as an intensifier with superlative forms of adjectives.
      1. Best of all was the bicycle I got.   First of all, I'd like to thank my agent.   He was the greatest playwright of all. ‎
    2. Used as an intensifier with nouns to denote being ultimate.
      1. Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The English, of all classes, value themselves on this trait, as distinguishing them from the French, who, in the popular belief, are more polite than true.
      • A large percentage of all Late Horizon fragments at this site was overfired, to the point where many were vitrified, black to dark brown, and misshapen, some with blistered surfaces.
      • I could do without the CEO coming today of all days. I've got enough problems as it is!
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Of all the inventors to obtain patents, only a few have really built a better mousetrap.
      • Of all Infirmityes belonginge to us I hould those woorst that will not lett a man Rest in his bedd a-nights.
      • Of all the Waldorf salads I've tasted, this is the finest.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • He is at most a confus'd and wild Christian, not specializ'd, by any forme, but capable of all.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Prepositional phrases
      • Adverbs
        • Prepositions
          • Prepositional phrases
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        2. en of all people
        3. en of all things
        Source: Wiktionary

        Meaning of of all for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this idiom "of all" is a phrase, more specifically, a prepositional phrase. It's also an adverb. It's also a preposition, more specifically, a prepositional phrase.
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