of all people

idiom

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.

Examples of of all people in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These women included labor lawyer, suffragist, socialist and journalist Crystal Eastman, who in 1920 co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union to defend the rights of all people nationwide, and playwright Susan Glaspell, a key player in the development of modern American theater. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Mar. 2024 Most of the bills sought to prohibit taxpayer dollars from going to offices and programs related to diversity, equity and inclusion, which focus on ensuring fair treatment and participation of all people, especially those that have been subject to discrimination. Kevin Freking, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2024 Only drawing attention to serious problems in BIPOC and low-income communities is not an accurate portrayal of all people of color and our experiences. Maya Richard-Craven, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 At the heart of great communities is an appreciation for the diversity of all people within its boundaries. Brianna Kamienski, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 Related Articles Draymond, of all people, is Warriors’ calm voice after Boston blowout as Kerr explains Brown strategy Green blocked a Bobby Portis corner 3, igniting a fast break that ended in one of several Kuminga dunks. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 7 Mar. 2024 Seeing Egwene of all people trained as a slave truly made the Seanchan seem like an insurmountable enemy. Ew Staff Published, EW.com, 8 Dec. 2023 About 10% of all people attending are coming from Ecuador, said Epstein. Vinod Sreeharsha, Miami Herald, 6 Mar. 2024 And their voice of reason, of all people, is Draymond Green. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 4 Mar. 2024

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“Of all people.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20all%20people. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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