of all people

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of of all people

used to emphasize that a specified person is the person one most or least expect to do or know something
  • You, of all people, should know the answer to this.
  • My best friend, of all people, betrayed me.

Word by Word Definitions

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language

people play
  1. : human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest

  2. : human beings, persons

  3. : the members of a family or kinship

  1. : to supply or fill with people

  2. : to dwell in : inhabit


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