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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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But, not at all coincidentally, Amazon pulled out of releasing A Rainy Day in New York (which had already been complete) after the MeToo movement thrust Farrow's claim back into the public eye. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Woody Allen Is Suing Amazon For Not Releasing His Movies," 7 Feb. 2019 But the cumulative effect of this year’s news was to cast doubt on whether that project would be completed on time — or at all. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Facebook," 26 Dec. 2018 While Microsoft may be able to pick and choose among various services to offer a large enterprise, the fact of the matter is that Microsoft currently has very little to offer the consumer PC customer—at all. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "A Microsoft 365 subscription for consumers wouldn't work without the Xbox," 12 Dec. 2018 Regardless of the change, a new Mandy is better than no Baxter family at all! Megan Stein, Country Living, "‘Last Man Standing’ Fans Have Some Strong Feelings About Molly McCook Playing the New Mandy Baxter," 1 Oct. 2018 Kendall is a huge fan of the sheer look, whether freeing the nipple in a revealing bodysuit and jeans or wearing a red carpet gown that covers up in just the right places (or, perhaps, doesn’t cover up anything at all…). Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Posts a Naked Selfie on Instagram," 18 Sep. 2018 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

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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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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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