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1. All but Almost, nearly, as in I've All but finished the book

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2. This expression was used by Andrew Marvell in "Thoughts in a Garden": " Society is All but rude, To this delicious solitude ."

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3. All but definition: All but a particular person or thing means everyone or everything except that person or Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples

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4. The "All but" idiom refers to the fact that the subject of the idiom is as close to being described by the adjective as it can be without being completely and accurately described by that adjective

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5. Saying that the championship is "All but" decided is saying that, while it is not officially 'decided', it's so close to being decided that the

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6. Principales traductions: Anglais: Français: All but prep preposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (everyone except) tous sauf : All but one of her students passed the exam

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7. The subtle difference, I believe, is that in your example "All but one" is a cohesive subject, such that "All but" serves as an epithet or modifier to the noun "one," whereas in the other examples All but is used PREDICATIVELY with the verbal segment of the sentence.

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8. These three expressions, “All but”, “anything but”, and “everything but”, are among the most confusing in the English language for native speakers of other languages

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9. ‘She hasn't been on a train for 4 years and that was All but forgotten so she was a bit excited.’

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10. ‘Tans have been All but forgotten in popular literature, but that suits us just fine.’

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11. ‘They may be All but forgotten now but that doesn't mean they should

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12. The meaning of All but certain to is almost sure to

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13. ‘She hasn't been on a train for 4 years and that was All but forgotten so she was a bit excited.’

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14. ‘Tans have been All but forgotten in popular literature, but that suits us just fine.’.

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15. Synonyms for All but include almost, nearly, about, near, practically, virtually, well-nigh, approaching, approximately and borderline

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16. All but的意思、解釋及翻譯:almost completely: 。了解更多。

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17. All but definition at Dictionary.com, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation

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18. All but a particular person or thing means everyone or everything except that person or thing

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19. The general was an unattractive man to All but his most ardent admirers

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20. Find 128 ways to say All but, along with antonyms, related words, and example sentences at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus.

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21. Adele All but confirms Rich Paul is her boyfriend with new Instagram post

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22. All but ( not comparable ) Very nearly; everything short of

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23. England captain Harry Kane plundered a hat-trick before halftime in a 5-0 hammering of Albania at Wembley on Friday to All but guarantee his side's spot at next year's World Cup in Qatar.

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24. Kmart is closing All but six of its remaining stores by the end of 2021

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25. All but synonyms, All but pronunciation, All but translation, English dictionary definition of All but

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26. Juventus title hopes All but extinguished after woeful week Grey Whitebloom 10 hrs ago

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27.All but” in this sense means “practically,” “nearly,” “for all intents and purposes.”

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28. The Philadelphia Phillies fell 7-2 against the Atlanta Braves in a must-win game on Wednesday night, All but locking up the National League East

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29. Besting his critics, Tedros is All but assured to stay in top WHO job for another 5 years

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30. National Grid has restored electric service to All but about 1,000 customers in Rhode Island Friday morning after a bomb cyclone Tuesday and Wednesday knocked out power to tens of thousands in the

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31. The NHL announced in a press release on Wednesday that All but four players are vaccinated

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32. During the war All but twelve small townships raised troops in excess of every call, the excess throughout the state amounting in all to more than 15,000 men; while the total recruits to the Federal army (including re-enlistments) numbered, according to the adjutantgeneral of the state, 159,165 men, of which less than 7000 were raised by draft.

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33. LONDON, Nov 13 ― England captain Harry Kane plundered a hat-trick before halftime in a 5-0 hammering of Albania at Wembley today to All but guarantee his side's spot at next year's World Cup in Qatar

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34. The Sopranos creator David Chase All but confirms Tony’s ultimate fate Bradley Russell 11/4/2021

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35. Tennessee Titans went for it against Indianapolis Colts and All but locked up AFC South title Estes

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36. Britain on Tuesday advised against All but essential travel to Lebanon due to ongoing instability, a fresh blow to the country in the middle of a financial and

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37. The literature makes reference to the "All but thesis" (ABT) and the "All but dissertation" (ABD) phenomenon.

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38. When did "all but" stop meaning "everything except"? In a sentence like "the war was All but lost", this is apparently supposed to mean "the war was practically lost"

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39. But of course "All but" literally means "everything except", so "the war was All but lost" literally means "the war was everything except lost"

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40. Federal agency withdraws plan that would All but end protection for red wolves in NC

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41. Aeroméxico All but recovers passenger numbers to pre-pandemic levels Domestic travel has almost fully recovered, but international travel still has a way to go Published on Wednesday, November 10

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42. Evergrande Crisis All but Shuts Bond Market for China’s Junk Borrowers Dollar issuance is likely to struggle into next year, raising refinancing risks An Evergrande development on the outskirts

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43. Chile’s campaign trail goes virtual as All but two candidates forced into COVID lockdown By Syndicated Content Nov 4, 2021 2:21 PM By Natalia A

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44. (AP) — Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting committee All but gave up its effort to draw new congressional maps after committee members could not find consensus on what constitutes a politically fair map

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ALL BUT [all but]

DEFINITION

Synonyms: Nearly . Almost . Just about . About . More or less . Practically . Virtually . As good as . Next to . Close to . Near . To all intents and purposes . Approaching . Nearing . Roughly . Approximately . Not quite . Well-nigh . Nearly . Almost . Just about . About . More or less . Practically . Virtually . As good as . Next to . Close to . Near . To all intents and purposes . Approaching . Nearing . Roughly . Approximately . Not quite . Well-nigh .

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the phrase all but mean?

The person saying that phrase means that all the apples are gone. However, according to English language structure, the phrase "all but gone" means that the apples are everything but gone. Meaning they should be there, and should also be in every state of existence possible except for gone.

What does have all but mean?

all but. phrase. All but a particular person or thing means everyone or everything except that person or thing. The general was an unattractive man to all but his most ardent admirers. The plant will stand all but the worst winters out of doors.

What does 'the be all and end all' mean?

the ˌbe-all and ˈend-all (of something) (informal) the most important thing/person; the only thing/person that matters: His girlfriend is the be-all and end-all of his existence.

How to use but?

We usually think of but as a conjuction linking two contrastive sentences or clauses:

  • They had very little money, but (they) always bought their children expensive presents.
  • They were poor, but (they were) hardworking.
  • My car is fifteen years old, but (it) still drives beautifully.
  • I've been to Hong Kong but (I've never been to Shanghai) not to Shanghai.
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