All and Sundry

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History and Meaning

“All and sundry” is an idiomatic expression that has been in use since the 1300s. The phrase refers to everyone, without exception. It is often used to describe a situation where everyone is invited or involved, or where everyone is affected by a particular event or circumstance.


  • “The company sent an email to all and sundry, inviting them to the annual holiday party.”
  • “The new law will affect all and sundry who own property in the area.”

The phrase “all and sundry” is commonly used in spoken and written English. It can be used to describe a wide variety of situations where everyone is included, from a simple invitation to a major policy change. It is often used in a formal or slightly old-fashioned context.

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