all told


Definition of all told

: with everything or everyone taken into account : in all expecting eight guests all told

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Examples of all told in a Sentence

all told, we made $14.64
Recent Examples on the Web Eva Longoria, Stephanie Beatriz, and Demi Lovato all told their fans to get out the vote. Shelby Stewart, Chron, "Texas celebrities react to an incredibly tight race," 3 Nov. 2020 The first Trump-Biden debate drew 73.1 million total viewers all told, while the first debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton four years ago was watched by a total of 84 million people. Will Thorne,, "TV ratings: Final Trump-Biden debate down from first in early numbers," 23 Oct. 2020 The Cougars managed 470 offensive yards, all told, considerably fewer than their average, and only scored four times. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Disappointment and doubts created, Kalani Sitake knows BYU has to get better," 11 Oct. 2020 Climatologists, ecologists and wildfire experts all told us that climate change has not only fueled the fires but also worsened their impact. Politifact Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Fact-checking the first 2020 presidential debate: Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden," 30 Sep. 2020 Still, during one call, her children all told her the same thing. Lauren Caruba, San Antonio Express-News, "Your browser is set to private or incognito mode.," 4 Sep. 2020 The formal legal process against these individuals and others—more than 470 people all told—is under way. Rachel Donadio, The Atlantic, "Putting Italy’s Most Powerful Crime Syndicate on Trial," 4 Sep. 2020 Those in charge of social media, the website and the app were all told their services were no longer needed. John Canzano, oregonlive, "Canzano: Pac-12 Network layoffs and furloughs pass over commissioner Larry Scott... somehow," 26 Aug. 2020 Cancer in children and adolescents are rare — all told, the incidence rate in the US for all of these cancers combined is about 12 per 100,000 children per year. Popular Science, "People are stockpiling umbilical cord blood without really knowing what it does," 14 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of all told

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of all told was in 1814

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15 Nov 2020

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“All told.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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