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
Decades of conflict and political instability have all but destroyed Afghanistan’s once-thriving heritage and tourism industry, but new efforts are being made to promote the country’s spectacular riches.
The Redskins’ run game has all but disappeared, which has made the offense very one-dimensional.
Despite the elegance of the treatment, the Western medical community had all but abandoned it until very recently.
The time for advice this season is all but behind us.
Ten years on, the hopes of radical reform are all but dashed.
The band members all but urged voters to choose other acts, insisting the Rock Hall is an American thing that fans and artists in Europe couldn't care less about.
Republican Roy Moore, on the other hand, has all but disappeared.
An Eagle win over the Rams would all but secure a playoff berth for Dawson.
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First Known Use of all but
all but Synonyms
Synonymsabout, almost, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, somewhere, virtually, well-nigh
Related Wordsappreciably, by and large, chiefly, largely, mainly, mostly; kind of, partially, partly, somewhat
Near Antonymsabsolutely, altogether, completely, entirely, fully, plain, plumb [chiefly dialect], quite, thoroughly; totally, utterly, well, wholly; barely, hardly, scarcely
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: very nearly
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