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various and sundry

Of or having a large and varied or miscellaneous range. The term is a redundancy ("various" and "sundry" are synonyms) used for emphasis. Shops like these specialize in various and sundry little knickknacks, but rarely anything of real value. I have to distill all the various and sundry details from the experiments into a cohesive report.
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various and sundry

Of different kinds, miscellaneous, as in Various and sundry items did not sell, so they'll probably hold another auction. This expression is a redundancy, the two adjectives meaning just about the same thing.
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various and sundry

Miscellaneous, of different kinds. This phrase is actually redundant, the two adjectives having almost identical meanings. Various has meant “a variety of ” since the 1500s; sundry, which is rarely heard today except in this cliché, has meant “consisting of miscellaneous items” since the late 1700s. Their pairing appears to come from inventory lists of some kind.
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various and sundry

Different and unspecified items. “Various” means “several different things.” So does “sundry” (variety stores sold sundry goods), so to report that “the meeting discussed various and sundry topics” is to be redundant. But that's never stopped all but the linguistically fastidious from using such expressions.
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Society in all its various classes and occupations is very dramatically presented in the brief description of the 'field of folk,' with incisive passing satire of the sins and vices of each class.
In the evening the young girl and her companion were employed in various occupations which I did not understand; and the old man again took up the instrument which produced the divine sounds that had enchanted me in the morning.
Their numbers rapidly increasing, they soon divided into parties; and agreeing to meet by-and-by, in the fields near Welbeck Street, scoured the town in various directions.
That the power of attorney, authorising the bankers to sell out the stock, and the various written orders telling them what amounts to sell out, were formally signed by both the Trustees.
I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
It was a hint that I ought to be starting out to seek adventures and get up a reputation of a size to make me worthy of the honor of breaking a lance with Sir Sagramor, who was still out grailing, but was being hunted for by various relief expeditions, and might be found any year, now.
MIRPUR (AJK) -- Mirpur and outskirts Thursday lashed with cats and dogs rains opening the advent of the monsoon rains that also hit various parts of Azad Jammu Kashmir at the mid night of Wednesday and Thursday.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) has worked hard to utilise the investment elements, make procedures for investors easy, introduce available opportunities, planning and optimal use of various resources of the country in all the governorates of the sultanate.
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ISLAMABAD -- The twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi witnessed protests and roadblocks on Friday as the protestors belonging to a religious group continued to block various roads mainly Faizabad Interchange, Muree road and Islamabad Expressway.
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ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered on Tuesday to constitute a Task Force on Sports, under PCB chairman Mr Ehsan Mani, to review the performance of all sports bodies, analyze the efficacy and utilization of various funds received from various sources and suggest administrative reforms for promoting sports at national as well as regional level.
Ehsan Mani, to review the performance of all sports bodies, analyse the efficacy and utilization of various funds received from various sources and suggest administrative reforms for promoting sports at national as well as regional level.
The recovered motorcycles were locked to various police stations from various special checking points during the verifications of their documents.
Summary: Poonch, (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Mar 05 (ANI): Multiple delegations of people from various districts on Monday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in state's Poonch district to discuss various problems, primarily the situation near the border area.