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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Sand lightly, keeping the surface wet at all times, and frequently rinse the sandpaper in the bucket. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Safely Remove Paint," 25 Jan. 2019 Any good therapist will work to be completely impartial at all times. SELF, "Is It a Bad Idea to See the Same Therapist as Someone You Know?," 24 Jan. 2019 Cloud keeps a scarf in her kit at all times, not for accessorizing, but to keep the garment makeup stain-free. Ana Colón, Glamour, "8 Red Carpet Fashion Hacks Celebrity Stylists Swear By," 18 Jan. 2019 The panel doesn’t support Nvidia’s G-sync, which requires the GPU to be on at all times, to the detriment of battery life. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "MSI's GS75 Stealth is one stupidly thin and light 17-inch gaming laptop," 8 Jan. 2019 For most New Yorkers, Times Square is a place to be avoided at all times—especially and unequivocally on New Year’s Eve. Condé Nast Traveler, "Six Ways to Spend New Years Eve in New York: An Insider's Guide," 24 Dec. 2018 Apparently, hubby Kanye West was not at all surprised by the wardrobe malfunction. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Kim Kardashian Had a Major Wardrobe Malfunction at Her Christmas Eve Party," 28 Dec. 2018 YouTube’s tweet doesn’t credit Hevesh at all, or mention her YouTube channel. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube faces backlash on Twitter over lifted, uncredited holiday video," 26 Dec. 2018 Since glass isn't at all durable, these phones usually use a metal mid-frame for support, which is usually exposed on the sides. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of at all

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of at all was in the 14th century

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