various and sundry

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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Describing the essays as reflecting the "happenstance nature of life," in them he writes of the seasons, his wanderings in Connecticut, Canada, and the South, teaching, his knee operation, his dog, and other various and sundry topics.
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The various and sundry players could surprise us all by recognizing that the needs of the many outweigh the wants of the few and that the time has come to take decisive action.
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This is very easy for us to say today, made much easier by Roberts's research into the various and sundry details that added up to total disaster for the Emperor, whose woes included untried officers, an accidental cavalry attack, a downpour into which the cannons sank, and a series of uninformed snap decisions that, for once, did not by some quirk of nature work.
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This gives the various and sundry buttons and switches a more upscale appearance, despite their more prosaic Nissan backgrounds.
of Bristol) examine the various and sundry artifacts that clotted the landscape of medieval England and its memory, finding them mostly to be elaborate fakes created to support the legend and the sense of identity it provided more than the actual existence of the king.