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1[with negative or in questions] (used for emphasis) in any way; to any extent:‘I don't like him at all’
conceivably, under any circumstances, by any means, at all, in any wayView synonyms
- ‘Most of us would probably want to stay in bed if at all possible and give advice over the phone.’
- ‘One of them is poor to the extent that their parent cannot afford to support them at all.’
- ‘She works full time and if she has children at all it will be as late as possible.’
- ‘I don't think that the government will change at all.’
- ‘The criticism really wasn't accurate at all.’
- ‘There were eight children and no groceries, no money to buy soap, no money to buy anything at all.’
- ‘He added that people had been advised to avoid the Ashchurch area if at all possible.’
- ‘They have no principles, at all.’
- 1.1Irish Added at the end of an utterance for emphasis:‘what is the matter with you at all?’
at all, in any way, on earthView synonyms
- ‘What kind of man is he, at all, at all?’
- ‘How is he at all at all?’
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