[bəʊθ] or [boθ]
(adj.) (used with count nouns) two considered together; the two; 'both girls are pretty' .
Editor: Spence--From WordNet
(a. or pron.) The one and the other; the two; the pair, without exception of either.
(conj.) As well; not only; equally.
Synonyms and Synonymous
a. The two, the one and the other.
conj. [Preceding a word or phrase which is followed by and; Both—and.] As well as, not only, but also.
Synonyms and Antonyms
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adj. and pron. the two: the one and the other.—conj. as well: on the one side.
- In both, as I should imagine, he replied. Plato. The Republic.
- I find from Riderhood and you together, that there are suspicions against both men, and I'm not going to take upon myself to decide betwixt them. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Both the private father and the Father of the Marshalsea were strong within him then. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- The marriages of either were discussed; and their prospects in life canvassed with the greatest frankness and interest on both sides. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- In the second method both operations are performed on a single machine. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- It was then a Union victory, in which the Armies of the Tennessee and the Ohio both participated. Ulysses S. Grant. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
- Both should be forbidden, in my judgment; I would take the annual produce and no more. Plato. The Republic.
- It will then be publicly seen that, on both sides, we meet only as common and indifferent acquaintance. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- It is not contrary to justice, that both Ireland and America should contribute towards the discharge of the public debt of Great Britain. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- I do think, she went on, addressing both men, that the imprevu adds to one's enjoyment. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- Both ate and drank, but Riderhood much the more abundantly. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- Although carbon dioxide is very injurious to health, both of the substances of which it is composed are necessary to life. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- He defends both,--and I think, at least, _consistently_. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- The shortness of the mercury column as compared with that of water makes the mercury more convenient for both experimental and practical purposes. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- Little Dorrit opened the door from without, and they both entered. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- This bank was more liberal than any other had ever been, both in granting cash-accounts, and in discounting bills of exchange. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- An undue love of Self leads to the most monstrous crimes and occasions the greatest misfortunes both in States and Families. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- It was easy to see that she was passionately devoted both to her husband and to her little son. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- Mrs. Reed soon rallied her spirits: she shook me most soundly, she boxed both my ears, and then left me without a word. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- To complete her confusion, she saw Belle nudge Annie, and both glance from her to Laurie, who, she was happy to see, looked unusually boyish and shy. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- They say that hardly a native child in all the East is free from sore eyes, and that thousands of them go blind of one eye or both every year. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- I was glad for both your sakes, and indeed I am very fond of Crispin. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- They can both tell you that she died when Arthur went abroad. Charles Dickens. Little Dorrit.
- Really, girls, you are both to be blamed, said Meg, beginning to lecture in her elder-sisterly fashion. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- She could write letters enough for both, as she knew to her cost, and it was far better for him to be amiable than learned. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- A twilight calm of happiness then succeeding to their radiant noon, they remained at peace, until a strange voice in the room startled them both. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- I had not thought of both; I should not think either, likely. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- The yield from both sources has considerably decreased. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- And they both groaned at the atrocious conduct of the elder Mr. Weller. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- The proprietors and cultivators finally pay both the wages of all the workmen of the unproductive class, and the profits of all their employers. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.