all told

adverb

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

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Part of this is because this downward swing was rather easy to see coming and, all told, is still not that dramatic; attendance is still up by more than 17 million fans a year from 1992. Will Leitch, Daily Intelligencer, "Nobody’s Going to Sports in Person Anymore. And No One Seems to Care.," 11 July 2018 There is also a 3,000 square-foot poolside pavilion and staff accommodations, equalling a total of about 15,000 square-feet, all told. Megan Stein, PEOPLE.com, "Richard Nixon's 'Western White House' in California Hits the Market for $63.5 Million," 30 May 2018 Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Maryland Rep. John Delaney have all told Clyburn to expect them on stage at the fish fry. Caroline Kenny, CNN, "Democrat who challenged Pelosi speaking at Clyburn's fish fry," 20 Apr. 2018 She and colleagues were trying to figure out why the outbreak was so large — nearly 3,000 cases all told. Helen Branswell, STAT, "When towns lose their newspapers, disease detectives are left flying blind," 20 Mar. 2018 Landmarks Illinois officials said that, all told, the Campton Township project will cost about $153,000. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Preservationists seeking to restore, move a one-room 1854 schoolhouse in Campton Township," 15 Mar. 2018 The event is $20 bucks all told, and the best part? Marielle Wakim, Los Angeles Magazine, "The 5 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend," 15 Feb. 2018 And even though the last seven years of that span (2009-15) included a roaring bull market, all told, stocks performed even worse than Buffett predicted. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Here's What 1999 Warren Buffett Might Say About the 2018 Stock Market," 14 Feb. 2018 Kazakhstan was a part first of the Russian empire and then of the Soviet one, for over 250 years all told. The Economist, "Apostrophes on the marchKazakhstan wants Kazakh written in Latin, not Cyrillic script," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of all told

1814, in the meaning defined above

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