every which way


Definition of every which way

1 : in every direction
2 : in a disorderly manner : irregularly toys scattered about every which way

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Recent Examples on the Web Rookie outfielders Steven Kwan and Richie Palacios were turned every which way but loose and Shane Bieber failed to register a strikeout for the first time in 86 career starts as the Blue Jays soared to a 8-3 victory. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 7 May 2022 On most weekend nights, lines snake every which way as excited customers wait to enter three new concepts that recently opened in one long building. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 In these films and others, cameras point every which way to capture the artists on the stage and the crowd below. Peter Tonguette, WSJ, 6 Apr. 2022 The Ukrainian ones show the enemy controlling only filaments of highways, the Russian ones show broad arrows swooping every which way. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 Covey’s vision is of nature at risk, yet nonetheless growing abundantly and every which way. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Cascading canons move those robes every which way, creating a glorious visual effect. Lauren Warnecke, chicagotribune.com, 3 Mar. 2022 They’ve been knit into sweaters, woven into jacquards, and printed every which way. Vogue, 1 Feb. 2022 This week, the race took on the look of a snow globe that’s been shaken and turned every which way. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of every which way

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for every which way

probably by folk etymology from Middle English everich way every way

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21 May 2022

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“Every which way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/every%20which%20way. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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