at all


Definition of at all 

: in any way or respect : to the least extent or degree : under any circumstances doesn't smoke at all

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anywise, ever, half

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Examples of at all in a Sentence

wasn't at all pleased with the way the family portrait came out

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Often, with people’s powers, there’s a tension between them being themselves, being the person who does the heroic thing, and their ability to do that thing and be a person at all. Constance Grady, Vox, "The author of Friday Black explains why he reimagined Black Friday as a zombie plague," 23 Nov. 2018 According to reporting on the bomb from The New York Times, the pipe bomb may actually not be capable of functioning as intended, if at all. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology of Pipe Bombs and Suspicious Packages, Explained," 25 Oct. 2018 So the new Palm phone isn't really a Palm phone at all. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "The new Palm phone is basically a Verizon-exclusive smart pocket watch running Android Oreo," 15 Oct. 2018 The Danish word associated with coziness isn't a design style at all, but rather, a state of mind. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Scandinavian Design," 18 Sep. 2018 Sponsors love such brand visibility at all hours of the day. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s future hockey hub? Inside the big money — and community — of NHL practice facilities," 19 Aug. 2018 In fact, there's no comparing the Neural Engine in the new iPad Pro with the former model, because the previous one didn't have the chip at all. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Apple walks Ars through the iPad Pro’s A12X system on a chip," 7 Nov. 2018 Annie, Tess, and Deja are disappointed, and Beth can’t handle it at all. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Episode Recaps," 31 Oct. 2018 While the mystery of her death has been solved (to us at least), will Marina come back at all? Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Here's Everything We Know About "Elite" Season 2," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of at all

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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