Each

Each

(ch), a. a. pron. [OE. eche, lc, elk, ilk, AS. lc; always + gelc like; akin to OD. iegelik, OHG. ogilh, MHG. iegelch, G. jeglich. 209. See 3d Aye, Like, and cf. Either, Every, Ilk.] 1. Every one of the two or more individuals composing a number of objects, considered separately from the rest. It is used either with or without a following noun; as, each of you or each one of you. "Each of the combatants." Fielding.
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To each corresponds other. "Let each esteem other better than himself." Each other, used elliptically for each the other. It is our duty to assist each other; that is, it is our duty, each to assist the other, each being in the nominative and other in the objective case.
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It is a bad thing that men should hate each other; but it is far worse that they should contract the habit of cutting one another's throats without hatred.
Macaulay.
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Let each
His adamantine coat gird well.
Milton.
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In each cheek appears a pretty dimple.
Shak.
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Then draw we nearer day by day,
Each to his brethren, all to God.
Keble.
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The oak and the elm have each a distinct character.
Gilpin.
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2. Every; -- sometimes used interchangeably with every. Shak.
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I know each lane and every alley green.
Milton.
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In short each man's happiness depends upon himself.
Sterne.
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This use of each for every, though common in Scotland and in America, is now un-English. Fitzed. Hall.

Syn. -- See Every.
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