Definition of by (or from) all accounts in English:

by (or from) all accounts


  • According to what one has heard or read.

    ‘by all accounts he is a pretty nice guy’
    • ‘Happy to report the Hungary Festival in Japan, by all accounts, was an overwhelming success.’
    • ‘He was, by all accounts, a crude chap who, when he cursed, did so to effect.’
    • ‘A great business plan from all accounts but no real backing.’
    • ‘Your marriage, from all accounts, isn't a happy one.’
    • ‘This, from all accounts, may be an annual event and everyone who attended had a ball.’
    • ‘Jones, by all accounts, is improved this season in build and mind.’
    • ‘No matter that from all accounts, including this Sunday morning's, his cricketing abilities ranked somewhere near mine.’
    • ‘Sam was, by all accounts, a practical hands-on man whose grip had the grit of hard work.’
    • ‘I think it's certainly good news that the action that happened overseas has happened quickly and from all accounts there's no evidence of any athletes actually using this new substance.’
    • ‘Similarly, whatever is said on radio is taken as gospel by undiscerning listeners who, from all accounts, comprise the clear majority.’
    • ‘Yet, from all accounts, she came pretty close to erecting a large shopping complex which would have become a rather incongruous backdrop to the Taj Mahal.’
    • ‘But, from all accounts, most thong wearers do claim a sense of self-assurance and freedom.’
    • ‘It won Gold at this year's award advertising ceremony and, by all accounts, is earning gold at the tills.’
    • ‘And by all accounts, Des is having an inspirational effect on the young members of the cast.’
    • ‘He was a very good musician and, from all accounts, a very kind human being, and he will be widely missed.’
    • ‘She went ahead with it, and from all accounts, it was an extremely emotional, moving experience.’
    • ‘And from all accounts, many of the residents there have chosen to leave that area.’
    • ‘However, from all accounts, our Juvenile athletes appear to be in splendid form.’
    • ‘And from all accounts, there have been several such fatalities.’
    • ‘The publisher was also, by all accounts, a damn good copy editor.’
    reputedly, supposedly, according to popular belief, so the story goes, so i'm told, so people say, by repute, allegedly, putatively, apparently, seemingly, ostensibly
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