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 first is that there is not really a discrepancy at all. The Economist, "The market believes the Fed will cut rates by September. Should it?," 12 June 2019 Even its founder, once a superstar of the burgeoning conservative movement, is mostly remembered (if at all) as Buckley’s brother-in-law and sometime collaborator. Declan Leary, National Review, "Catholics vs. Libertarians in the 1960s," 11 June 2019 Was there any talk of this around press row at all? Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post, "Rockies Mailbag: Should GM Jeff Bridich consider trading homegrown talent for a starting pitcher?," 11 June 2019 Some were tied down with ropes, instead of chains — or not secured at all. Choe Sang-hun, New York Times, "An Overloaded Ferry Flipped and Drowned Hundreds of Schoolchildren. Could It Happen Again?," 10 June 2019 The only reason that Simmons and Thompson could attend this party at all is because neither of their teams are playing in the NBA Finals. Meagan Fredette,, "Kylie Jenner Proves She's An Expert At Avoiding Ex Drama At Drake's Party," 10 June 2019 Some health care providers or facilities have implemented policies that prohibit the use of opioids for certain conditions, such as chronic pain, or even at all. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Did the crackdown on opioid prescriptions go too far? Here's why doctors are reconsidering," 10 June 2019 To the best of his knowledge, no event like that had ever been held in the park at all. Author: Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Can Chugach State Park be a music venue? Backcountry concert prompts officials to rethink event permitting," 10 June 2019 So, the bottom line on transforming animal and plant parts into fossils is that sometimes this means a lot of change and sometimes not so much at all. Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Smithsonian, "How Do Fossils Form?," 8 June 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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