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every other

person or thing every second or alternate person or thing. The magician turned every other card over. Every other table had an ashtray on it.
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every other something

omitting the next but including the one after that, as a series or repetition of something Our discussion group meets every other Friday at eight o'clock. It seems like every other shop in the village is a cafe.
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every other

happening or existing regularly on every second one of the things you are counting Our discussion group meets every other Friday at eight o'clock. Every other shelf on the bookcase was full of books.
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every other

Every second one in a series, as in I'm supposed to take this pill every other day. [c. 1400]
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every other

Each alternate: She went to visit her aunt every other week.
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I choose to believe that, as with almost every other problem that weighs heavily on the American mind, she could if she wished put forth a solution.
Taking radically seriously the mystery of God present in all of life has perhaps never been more difficult than it is today, because mystery, unlike almost every other aspect of our identity, cannot be purchased, styled, accessorized, or exchanged.
not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.
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Violence and danger are among the tools I have as a fiction maker, alongside sex, religion, truth, authority, honor, and every other human characteristic-strengths and weaknesses alike.
Every chosen ingredient must complement every others to avoid counteraction and interference.