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every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost

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  • every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost — ► every man for himself and the devil take the hindmost proverb everyone should (or does) look after their own interests rather than considering those of others. Main Entry: ↑man …   English terms dictionary

  • every man for himself, and devil take the hindmost — The two earliest examples are more closely aligned in form to the following proverb (every man for himself, and God for us all). See also devil take the hindmost. 1530 A. BARCLAY Eclogues (EETS) I. 1009 Eche man for him selfe, and the fiende for… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • every man for himself — See also the later expanded forms in the next two proverbs (every man for himself, and devil take the hindmost, every man for himself, and God for us all). c 1386 CHAUCER Knight’s Tale 1.1182 At the kynges court, my brother, Ech man for hymself,… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • devil take the hindmost — A shortened version of every man for himself, and devil take the hindmost. A Latin version of this sentiment is HORACE Ars Poetica 417 occupet extremum scabies, may the itch take the one who is last. 1620 BEAUMONT & FLETCHER Philaster V. i. What… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • man — ► NOUN (pl. men) 1) an adult human male. 2) a male member of a workforce, team, etc. 3) a husband or lover. 4) a person. 5) human beings in general. 6) a figure or token used in a board game …   English terms dictionary

  • devil — see the devil can quote Scripture for his own ends the devil finds work for idle hands to do why should the devil have all the best tunes? the devil is in the details the devil is not so black as he is painted the devil lo …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • man — see man cannot live by bread alone whatever man has done, man may do a man is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks man is the measure of all things man proposes, God disposes man’s extremity is …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • every — see every little helps every man for himself every man for himself, and devil take the hindmost every man for himself, and God for us all every man has his price every man is the architect of his own fortune …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • hindmost — see devil take the hindmost every man for himself, and devil take the hindmost …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • World Series Cricket — Infobox cricket tournament main name = World Series Cricket imagesize = 80px caption = administrator = Kerry Packer cricket format = Various tournament format = first = 1977 last = 1979 became World Series Cup participants = cr|AUS cr|ENG cr|West …   Wikipedia

  • selfishness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Devotion to oneself Nouns 1. selfishness, self indulgence, self interest; egotism, egoism; vanity; nepotism; worldliness; egomania, megalomania; illiberality; meanness, parsimony. See malevolence. 2.… …   English dictionary for students


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