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  • 1 All but — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …

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  • 2 All but — But But (b[u^]t), prep., adv. & conj. [OE. bute, buten, AS. b[=u]tan, without, on the outside, except, besides; pref. be + [=u]tan outward, without, fr. [=u]t out. Primarily, b[=u]tan, as well as [=u]t, is an adverb. [root]198. See {By}, {Out};… …

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  • 3 all but — (something) 1. almost. In some places, bus service has all but disappeared. 2. everyone or everything except those mentioned. All but the weakest plants survived the hot weather …

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  • 4 all but — If someone all but does something, they almost do it, but don t manage to …

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  • 5 all but — ► all but 1) very nearly. 2) all except. Main Entry: ↑all …

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  • 6 all but — adverb : very nearly : almost makes travel all but impossible all but fell in love with him marched forward all but unopposed the pain that is all but a pleasure W.S.Gilbert …

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  • 7 all but — adverb Very nearly. The food is all but finished. <!Note: Do not add the sense all except , as in all but three of them were left , as it is not a set phrase and its meaning can be derived from all and but Syn: almost, nearly, nigh on …

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  • 8 all but — {adv. phr.} Very nearly; almost. * /Crows all but destroyed a farmer s field of corn./ * /The hikers were exhausted and all but frozen when they were found./ …

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  • 9 all but — {adv. phr.} Very nearly; almost. * /Crows all but destroyed a farmer s field of corn./ * /The hikers were exhausted and all but frozen when they were found./ …

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  • 10 all\ but — adv. phr. Very nearly; almost. Crows all but destroyed a farmer s field of corn. The hikers were exhausted and all but frozen when they were found …

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  • 11 all but — adverb Date: 1598 very nearly ; almost < would be all but impossible > …

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  • 12 all but — almost Mendel s research was all but forgotten …

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  • 13 all but — idi almost; very nearly: These batteries are all but dead[/ex] …

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  • 14 all but — 1》 very nearly. 2》 all except. → all …

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  • 15 all but — everything except for, everyone with the exception of …

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  • 16 all but something — all but (something) 1. almost. In some places, bus service has all but disappeared. 2. everyone or everything except those mentioned. All but the weakest plants survived the hot weather …

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  • 17 All but dissertation — The term all but dissertation (ABD) is a mostly unofficial term identifying a stage in the process of obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree or equivalent research doctorate (Sc.D., etc.) in the United States and Canada. At this stage… …

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  • 18 all but dissertation — noun See ABD …

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  • 19 all but one — See more than one …

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  • 20 in all but name — 1. In reality, essentially, although not formally or ostensibly 2. Virtually • • • Main Entry: ↑name * * * in all but name phrase a situation that exists in all but name does exist, although it is not given an official name or title He was king… …

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