Examples of all but in a Sentence
Without you the job would have been all but impossible.
We had all but given up hope.
Recent Examples of all but from the Web
Miller had 34 carries for 135 yards and a touchdown and three catches for 24 yards this season, but all but three of those carries for 10 yards came with the game well in-hand.
Father Figures all but tied with Focus Features's The Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldham as Winston Churchill.
The 29-year-old has started all but two games in the Premier League and Champions League, having contributed with five goals in 23 appearances for the Citizens.
Modern wetsuit tech means that all but the very coldest waters are in play these days.
The 14-car train jumped the tracks Monday morning just south of Seattle, and all but one car flew off an overpass.
The tax bill is not only sweepingly regressive, all but guaranteeing that cuts to the social safety net will follow, but will also wreak havoc in insurance markets, causing premiums to rise.
For all but the wealthiest, this advice can sound both spartan and constraining.
That North Korea possesses the basic components for biological weapons is all but settled doctrine within U.S. and Asian military and intelligence establishments, and has been for years.
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First Known Use of all but
all but Synonyms
as good as, just about, pretty much, within an inch of;
ALL BUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of all but for English Language Learners
: very nearly
ALL BUT Defined for Kids
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