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all but

adverb

Simple Definition of all but

  • : very nearly

Full Definition of all but

  1. :  very nearly :  almost <would be all but impossible>

Examples of all but

  1. Without you the job would have been all but impossible.

  2. We had all but given up hope.



1598

First Known Use of all but

1598


ALL BUT Defined for Kids

all but

adverb

Definition of all but

  1. :  very nearly :  almost <“He is all but forgotten.” — William H. Armstrong, Sounder>





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