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I attended the bedside of a friend who was dying in a Dublin hospital. She lived her last hours in a public ward with a television blaring out a football match, all but drowning our final conversation.
Gabriel Byrne

Meaning of "all but" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALL BUT

all but play
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WHAT DOES ALL BUT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of all but in the English dictionary

The definition of all but in the dictionary is almost; nearly.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALL BUT

all aboard!
all along
all along the line
all and sundry
all at once
All Blacks
all clear
all ears
all ends up
all eyes
All Fools´ Day
all found
all fours
all get-out
all hail
All Hallows
all his geese are swans
all in
all in a day´s work
all in all

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALL BUT

abut
anything but
barbut
but
cannot choose but
cannot help but
debut
Greenland halibut
hackbut
hagbut
halibut
holibut
Korbut
nobbut
nothing but
rebut
sacbut
sackbut
sagbut
surrebut

Synonyms and antonyms of all but in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «all but» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALL BUT

Find out the translation of all but to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of all but from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «all but» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

但所有
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pero
570 millions of speakers

English

all but
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लेकिन सभी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ولكن كل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

все, кроме
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mas todos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সব কিন্তু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

presque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Semua tetapi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fast
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ほとんど
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

을 제외한 모든
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kabeh nanging
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tất cả nhưng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனைத்து ஆனால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सर्व परंतु
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

neredeyse
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quasi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wszystkich, ale
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

все , крім
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

toate, dar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όλα αλλά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

almal maar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

alla utom
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

alle unntatt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of all but

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALL BUT»

The term «all but» is very widely used and occupies the 12.514 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALL BUT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «all but» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «all but» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about all but

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10 QUOTES WITH «ALL BUT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word all but.
1
Isabelle Adjani
Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.
2
Saint Basil
Do not despise the fish because they are absolutely unable to speak or to reason, but fear lest you may be even more unreasonable than they by resisting the command of the Creator. Listen to the fish, who through their actions all but utter this word: 'We set out on this long journey for the perpetuation of our species.'
3
Margaret Bourke-White
Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand.
4
Lou Brock
They will look at my career as the guy who gave it all but at the same time did it with integrity. That's what we all aim for - the respect of the game as well as the honesty that's played a part of that game.
5
Gabriel Byrne
I attended the bedside of a friend who was dying in a Dublin hospital. She lived her last hours in a public ward with a television blaring out a football match, all but drowning our final conversation.
6
Graydon Carter
A workday lunch that lasts as long as a transcontinental flight is an impossibility for all but the most pliant and footloose of food tourists. To get in the game, you need a thick wallet, an adventurous palate, and a whole lot of time.
7
Tom Cotton
Inflammatory passion and selfish interest characterizes most men, whereas ambition characterizes men who pursue and hold national office. Such men rise from the people through a process of self-selection, since politics is a dirty business that discourages all but the most ambitious.
8
Mike Davidson
Our old site did not have very good support for the disabled, but our new site should soon have much better support. With all of our content in divs now, we can hide all but the relevant chunks of content and navigation with a simple alternate CSS file.
9
Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Humanity may endure the loss of everything; all its possessions may be turned away without infringing its true dignity - all but the possibility of improvement.
10
Arthur Golden
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALL BUT»

Discover the use of all but in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to all but and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
All But My Life: A Memoir
A Polish Jew records her experiences and struggle for survival in Nazi work camps and during a thousand-mile forced march
Gerda Weissmann Klein, 1995
2
All but Alice
There are, Alice decides, 272 horrible things left to happen to her in her life, based on the number of really horrible things that have happened already.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 2012
3
All But My Soul: Abuse Beyond Control
Dr. Jeanne King tells her family story, and addresses the psychosocial dysfunction of family violence and legal domestic abuse.Dr. King provides a thorough review of the professional literature on family abuse to enhance the educational ...
Jeanne I. King, 2001
4
Surrendering All But Her Heart
Keeping your enemies close… Natalie Armitage's world shattered the first time Angelo Belladini mentioned marriage.
Melanie Milburne, 2012
5
Unfinished Business: The Terminal All-but-dissertation ...
UNFINISHED BUSINESS is a data-based study of the nature and causes of the "all-but-dissertation" phenomenon in America at the top twenty Ph.D. granting seminaries in the U.S. The study was done with the assistance of the accrediting agency ...
John Henry Morgan, 2003
6
In All But Blood
Explores the unique and powerful friendship of Wolfriders Cutter and Skywise even as Cutter makes a life with his mate Leetah of the Sun Folk.
Wendy Pini, Sonny Strait, Carol Lyon, 2002
7
All But the Waltz: A Memoir of Five Generations in the Life ...
Beginning with her great-grandparents' arrival in 1882 in Montana--still a territory then--Blew relates the stories that make up her life. Illustrations.
Mary Clearman Blew, 2001
8
All But Forgotten: Thomas Jefferson and the Development of ...
Study of Thomas Jefferson’s legacy in public administration.
Stephanie P. Newbold, 2010
9
Oliver Cromwell: king in all but name, 1653-1658
This book aims to correct the omission by demonstrating precisely in what way Cromwell's rule was a monarchical regime in the generally accepted sense of the term.
Roy Edward Sherwood, 1997
10
All But One Thorn
Dr. Issiac Reese was raised in a household of eight siblings' five brothers and three sisters; along with his father and mother.
Issiac Reese, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALL BUT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term all but is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Keith Jackson: I'm backing Murray to go all the way.. but he must cut …
The wounds he suffered in that surprise defeat to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final of the French Open in Paris are all but healed and Djokovic's ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
2
Local Auto Racing: Smith all but clinches PA Speedweek with …
It was quite a week for Stevie Smith as he all but clinched the 25th annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek sponsored by Jakes Wayback ... «The Sentinel, Jul 15»
3
All but 1 lane closed nights on I-5 at Pendleton for construction
Construction on Interstate 5 just south of San Clemente will bottle up the freeway across Camp Pendleton at night starting Monday and ... «MyNewsLA.com, Jul 15»
4
Clarke all but rules Harris out of first Ashes Test
Australian captain, Michael Clarke has all but ruled Ryan Harris out of the first Ashes Test. The 35-year old fast bowler was left out of the ... «Cricbuzz, Jul 15»
5
Samsung Galaxy A8 leaked brochure all but confirms the …
Now a leaked brochure has all but confirmed the specifications and features that Samsung's forthcoming smartphone will boast. «BGR India, Jul 15»
6
North Jersey casino ballot question all but dead for 2015
TRENTON — The odds that voters will be asked to allow casino gambling in north Jersey this November are about the odds of winning the ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
7
Singh in; JDC field all but set
2003 John Deere Classic champion Vijay Singh will join the field for the 2015 event which will start next week at TPC Deere Run. «Quad-Cities Online, Jul 15»
8
Evacuations: All but one find homes intact
An ominous smoke plume rises behind the home of Valerie and Greg Hohle at around 5 p.m., Wednesday June 24. Friends Worried. Josh Allen ... «Hi-Desert Star, Jul 15»
9
'Perpetual' funding for Kansas children's programs all but gone
Shannon Cotsoradis, president and CEO of Kansas Action for Children, says legislators have tapped a fund for children's programs to instead ... «Hays Daily News, Jul 15»
10
Brian Cowen blames all but Fianna Fáil and himself
In a marathon testimony to the Banking Inquiry, Brian Cowen blamed the banks, the regulators, the global economic crisis, the opposition, ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»

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