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  • 1Possessing qualities characteristic of US ideals, such as honesty, industriousness, and health: his all-American wholesomeness
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    • It was the only sour note in an otherwise blissful campaign visit that provided him with the ideal all-American backdrop to answer the latest attack on his presidential credibility.
    • Tall and outgoing, he comes with curly hair, a fondness for motorcycles, and a no-frills, all-American manner, a quality you see in his dancing.
    • While the company may upset parents with their risque ads and catalog, they still consider it to be a quality brand with an all-American style.
  • 2Drawn only from America or the US: an all-American anthology
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    • Made in America, with an all-American crew and cast, this dud was never released at cinemas.
    • Indeed, they are principally involved with an all-American dispute between the company and its two former employees.
    • T-Mobile is the only all-American team here, but there are a handful of Americans dispersed on different teams.
  • 2.1Involving or representing the whole of America or the US: an all-American final
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    • Surely this all-American final would be better, surely Davenport would give Williams a run for her money.
    • It may have been an all-American showdown but there was only one American the crowd wanted to see in the final.
    • Harada took his 68-kilogram category with ease, and he used the tournament to wrestle his way into another all-American performance at the NAIA national championship final.
  • 2.2 (also all-America) US (Of a sports player) honoured as one of the best amateur competitors in the US: an all-American wrestler
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    • And nobody understands it better than Paul, the point guard who was voted to the preseason all-America team.
    • His favourite sport was American Football, though, and he was twice voted on to an all-America team.
    • He said he'd been called a cum laude student and an all-American player.


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  • (also all-America) US A sports player honoured as one of the best amateurs in the US.
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    • Dave had motored to the final with straight-set wins over John Musto and Richard Chin, the No. 1 players and four-time first-team all-Americans in the Class of '91 at Yale and Cornell respectively.
    • We have two returning all-American pitchers; they're both second team all-Americans.
    • At midfield, Downey must deal with the graduation of Harry Binning and the loss of two USLIA all-Americans.

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