Definition of 'all but'
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Our national parks are now all but inaccessible by public transport. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In all but one case, the architect takes an active approach to past and future, interpreting rather than just accepting history. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In all but the simplest cases therefore it is a most complex condition. The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism (1985)It seemed that colliery bands were all but dead. The Sun (2010)She has it all but things turn sour. The Sun (2014)We want it all but our most prized commodity is time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The camaraderie once evident has now all but gone. The Sun (2014)But is this not the man who all but invented mind games in our modern game? The Sun (2007)In all but one case their balaclavas are pulled up to show their faces. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sometimes it seems that all but diehard lefties want a selfie with him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Legendary lands are all but gone now. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By now all but the thinnest sheen of snow had been washed away and the temperature was pleasantly mild. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In all but one case it is worth retaining the blank and settling for a lower score than the maximum available. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The hymn is all but dead. Times, Sunday Times (2006)After all, when the artist was alive the city fathers all but ignored him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One of the things that have all but vanished in Oman is its great sea power. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Today, the art of smoking on film is all but dead. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The new time limit for all but exceptional cases is 26 weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Further rain in the morning rendered this game all but dead, which left just personal milestones to play for. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A city in all but name. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All but one man I told was openly appalled. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His contribution this weekend may be all but forgotten come the Euro 2008 finals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A few members on the site have since told me this is in fact not a woman at all but a man with a false profile. The Sun (2016)I don't think it's increased at all but just comes with managing a great club. The Sun (2015)I try them all but after almost half an hour have yet to identify the'power triangle '. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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