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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The garlic press was the only one of these three methods that didn't work at all. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Peel and Cut Ginger Without Hurting Yourself," 13 July 2018 Trump has regularly cast doubt upon the idea that the Democratic National Committee was hacked by the Russians — and that it was hacked at all. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller officially rebuke a major Trump conspiracy theory," 13 July 2018 In his Major League debut Wednesday night, Cionel Perez didn't seem to mind at all. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Look how happy Astros rookie Cionel Perez was to make his big league debut," 12 July 2018 For all the froth surrounding the idea of 3D printing half a decade ago, actual 3D printers were disappointing: most consumers didn’t want the things that 3D printers made, and manufacturers wanted things that 3D printers couldn’t make at all. Jason Pontin, WIRED, "3D Printing Is the Future of Factories (for Real This Time)," 11 July 2018 But no one in this group suffered from that at all. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: James Hinchcliffe finds some salvation in Iowa," 8 July 2018 The Fresh dayboat scallops elote summer special is available at all Bonefish Grill locations until Sept. 17. Claire Perez,, "At Bonefish Grill, summer corn calls for scallops," 13 July 2018 Sam’s Club: Get free samples of the ICEE float from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at all locations. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "What's the scoop? See the deals Sunday for National Ice Cream Day," 13 July 2018 Joshua and his father didn’t go to the doctor at all that year. Austin Horn, San Antonio Express-News, "With ACA under attack, a family racked by illness wonders what will happen to their health coverage," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of at all

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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