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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
      • In conclusion nonleisure PA appeared to be a stronger predictor of all types of HSU, particularly in the two oldest age groups.
      • 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.
      • The third member of the section is the royal antelope (N. pygmæus) of the Guinea coast, which is the smallest of all the Ruminants, standing only 12 inches at the shoulder.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Of all the opinions, this one instanced in by you is in your judgment the truest.
      • Of all the tickets 65 percent went to tourists, and 18 percent to surburbanites.
      • Of all the things that attracted her to the park, the timelessness of the ever-flowing river was most pleasing.
    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
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        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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