Definition of 'anything but'
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But in reality he knows this was anything but a disappointment. The Sun (2016)Remember that the pleasures of married life will be anything but pleasures to the young maiden you have taken for your wife. The Sun (2016)But at the busiest time of year, the public will be anything but sympathetic. The Sun (2016)But if you dig a little deeper, the case is anything but clear-cut. The Sun (2016)But there is speculation that the progress of his case might be anything but straightforward. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They have not won anything but you see the massive potential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet he knows trying to actually sign them will be anything but straightforward. The Sun (2012)It is hard to see anything but three points for the visitors. The Sun (2013)On this evidence it will be anything but straightforward. The Sun (2011)The friend promised not to say anything but of course she did. The Sun (2014)But this piece of cheap populism will be anything but cheap. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He goes on anything but he has only had three runs in his life and it is early days yet. The Sun (2014)It does not take a doctor to work out that such exposure is unlikely to make anyone feel anything but bad. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He doesn't care for anyone or anything but himself. The Sun (2015)One thing is for sure, this series is going to be anything but dull. The Sun (2015)And she can be confident that her 2016 is going to be anything but. The Sun (2016)We didn't see anything but his back for quite a while after that. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No one hearing this case can feel anything but great sympathy to those near and dear to James. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It doesn't mean anything but hopefully he knows there are a couple of people here who trust him. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But a dire end to last season, preseason chaos and inner turmoil suggest this is anything but a happy ship. The Sun (2009)Now I know they are anything but. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Tonight, though, is anything but a normal night out. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She added: 'Life is too short to be anything but happy. The Sun (2012)Appearances, in this case, were anything but deceptive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When things go wrong, it's easy to blame anyone or anything but your own shortcomings. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or rather, what they know are considered as such, and actually know are anything but. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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