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    all and sundry

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    He spared no pain s in trying to see all and sundry who might be of use to him. (Th. Dreiser, ”The Financier”)

    all and sundry = one and all, every mother’s son, every man Jack of them

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Re: all and sundry

    Yes

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