Meaning of on every side in English:

on every side


(also from every side)
  • In or from all directions; everywhere.

    ‘birds called incessantly on every side’
    • ‘Socialist literature was showered everywhere and eagerly purchased on all sides.’
    • ‘The jungle surrounds us on every side: a wall of green which hums with the buzz of cicadas and a million other unseen insects.’
    • ‘We had now arrived at the top of the ridge and the land fell steeply on every side.’
    • ‘There are casualties on all sides, but three extremists manage to survive.’
    • ‘The Doyles awoke to a flaming ceiling and dense black smoke on all sides.’