Part of speech: adjective

The two together; the one and the other alike.

Part of speech: pronoun

The two, including the one and the other; the pair.

Part of speech: adverb

Equally; alike; as well.

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Usage examples "both":

  1. They both of them did as they were told, and they had to do it." - "The Box with the Broken Seals", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
  2. I am afraid, really afraid it will have to be both. - "A Man's Hearth", Eleanor M. Ingram.
  3. Call your girl there, and come out both of you as soon as possible!" - "The Allis Family; or, Scenes of Western Life", American Sunday School Union.