for all


for all
in spite of, even with

For all the time that he spends studying his marks are still very low.

whatever may have been said or done

Your children seem to make it a general rule to lie to your parents, for all your talk about truth. (I. Murdoch)

But for all that he went and shot himself. (J. Priestley)

For all her softness there was something irreconcilable about her. (A. Cronin)

She waited to let the words sink in, but for all the change there was in Jan's expression, she might have been talking to herself. (D. Cusack)

For all the work they put into the ground, they had little to show for their pains. (K. Prichard)


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  • For all me — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for all — 1. In spite of; even with, despite. Used for contrast. * /For all his city ways, he is a country boy at heart./ * /There may be mistakes occasionally, but for all that, it is the best book on the subject./ * /For all his money, he was very… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for all — 1. In spite of; even with, despite. Used for contrast. * /For all his city ways, he is a country boy at heart./ * /There may be mistakes occasionally, but for all that, it is the best book on the subject./ * /For all his money, he was very… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • For all that — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For all the world — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For All the Saints — was written as a processional hymn by the Anglican Bishop William Walsham How. The hymn was first printed in Hymns for Saint s Days, and Other Hymns , by Earl Nelson, 1864.TuneThe hymn was sung to the melody Sarum , by Victorian composer Joseph… …   Wikipedia

  • for all the world — {adv. phr.} 1. Under no circumstances. * /Betty said she wouldn t marry Jake for all the world./ 2. Precisely; exactly. * /It began for all the world like a successful baseball season for the UIC Flames, when suddenly they lost to the Blue Demons …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for all the world — {adv. phr.} 1. Under no circumstances. * /Betty said she wouldn t marry Jake for all the world./ 2. Precisely; exactly. * /It began for all the world like a successful baseball season for the UIC Flames, when suddenly they lost to the Blue Demons …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • For All Practical Purposes — (FAPP) is a pragmatic approach towards the problem of incompleteness of every scientific theory and the usage of asymptotical approximations.Usually, when a physicist makes an approximation which can t be justified on rigorous grounds he tends to …   Wikipedia

  • For all the world — World World, n. [OE. world, werld, weorld, weoreld, AS. weorold, worold; akin to OS. werold, D. wereld, OHG. weralt, worolt, werolt, werlt, G. welt, Icel. ver[ o]ld, Sw. verld, Dan. verden; properly, the age of man, lifetime, humanity; AS. wer a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For All You've Done — Infobox Album | Name = For All You ve Done Type = Live album Artist = Hillsong Church Released = flagicon|Australia 4 July, 2004 flagicon|USA 14 September, 2004 Recorded = 29 February, 2004, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia Genre =… …   Wikipedia


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