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  • 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.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • He reached into his pocket and pulled out, of all things, a ice cream cone.
      • A ‘satisficing’ path, a path that will permit satisfaction at some specified level of all its needs.
      • Researchers assumed that there was no venom without a delivery system, and so they concluded that venomousness must be a highly derived trait seen in a relatively small fraction of all snake species.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Of all the tickets 65 percent went to tourists, and 18 percent to surburbanites.
      • Of all the opinions, this one instanced in by you is in your judgment the truest.
      • Of all the problems which lie on the borderline of philosophy and science, perhaps none has caused more spilled ink, more controversy, and more emotion than "the problem of the direction of time.
    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.

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.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Phrases
      • Prepositional phrases
      • Adverbs
        • Prepositions
          • Prepositional phrases
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