Definition of 'to all intents and purposes'
Example sentences containing 'to all intents and purposes'
For instead of tiers of seats on either side of a gangway, she was confronted by what was, to all intents and purposes, a drawing-room.YELLOW BIRD (2002)
Sometimes she came cautiously to black cat, to all intents and purposes already dead, sniffed at her, and backed away.ON CATS (2002) HIDING FROM THE LIGHT (2002)
He had known the dangers of falling for a woman who was, to all intents and purposes, on the other side of the law.FLOATING CITY (2002)
Definition of to all intents and purposes from the Collins English Dictionary