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    in every story ever told

    1) There is more at stake today than in every story that has ever been told.
    2) There is more at stake today than in all the stories that have ever been told.
    3) There is more at stake today than in each story that has ever been told.

    In which case:
    a) There is more at stake today that there was in all the stories ever told put together.
    and in which case:
    b) There is more at stake today than in any story that has ever been told.



    Sentence '1' is from Matt Damon's commencement speech at MIT.

    He then went on to list some of society’s most pressing issues — economic inequality, the refugee crisis, institutional racism — before saying “there is more at stake today than in every story that has ever been told.”


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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0eb20fa0db269


    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    Re: in every story ever told

    They all sound unnatural to me.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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