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EITHER

1. One of two; the one or the another; properly used of two things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one. "Lepidus flatters both, Of both is flattered; but he neither loves, Nor either cares for him." (Shak) "Scarce a palm of ground could be gotten by either of the three." (Bacon) "There have been three talkers in Great British, either of whom would illustrate what I speak about dogmatists." (Holmes) 2. Every of two; the one and the another; both; formerly, also, every of any number. "His flowing hair In curls on either cheek played." (Milton) "On either side . . . Was there the wood of life." (Rev. Xxii. 2) "The extreme right and left of either army never engaged." (Jowett (Thucyd)) Origin: OE. Either, aither, AS. Ger, ghwaeer (akin to OHG. Ogiwedar, MHG. Iegeweder); a + ge + hwaeer whether. See Every, and Whether, and cf. Or, conj. Precedes two, or more, coordinate words or phrases, and is introductory to an alternative. It is correlative to or. "Either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth." (1 Kings xviii. 27) "Few writers hesitate to use either in what is called a triple alternative; such as, We should either remain where we are, proceed, or recede." (Latham) Either was formerly sometimes used without any correlation, and where we must now use or. "Can the fig wood, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs??" (James III. 12) Source: Websters Vocabulary
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