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Sentence count:154+2 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-07-18Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: aboutalmostjust aboutmostnearnearlynighvirtuallywell-nighSimilar words: albumcall backfall behindfall back onMeaning: adv. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished. 
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1 She all but fainted when she heard the news.
2 The traditional way of life has all but disappeared.
3 By 1980, Miami beach had all but totally eroded.
4 Many journalists here choose to pigeon all but the most innocuous of stories.
5 His left arm was all but useless.
6 She is vice-president in all but name.
7 It was all but impossible to read his writing.
8 She was his wife in all but name.
9 He runs the company in all but name.
10 All but one of the plates were damaged.
11 The party was all but over when we arrived.
12 The job is all but finished!
13 He all but shrieked when he saw her.
14 Britain's coal industry has all but disappeared.
15 The drug produced an improvement in all but one case.
16 The general was an unattractive man to all but his most ardent admirers.
17 As the airline industry shakes out all but the very fittest,[] catering companies could face serious troubles.
18 Europe will be represented in all but two of the seven races.
19 Her forty-fourth birthday had just passed, unnoticed by all but herself.
20 The game was all but over by the time we arrived.
21 I didn't read it all but I think the purport of the letter was that he will not be returning for at least a year.
22 The women wore black veils which covered all but their eyes.
23 Reiner, 56, has all but conceded the race to his rival.
24 The differences were imperceptible to all but the most trained eye.
25 Herbalism had become an all but extinct skill in the Western world.
26 Eventually, all but one of them promised to come to his leaving party.
27 It was all but impossible to climb back into the boat.
28 Most of us, however, take life for granted. We know that one day we must die, but usually we picture that day as far in the future. When we are in buoyant health, death is all but unimaginable. We seldom think of it. The days stretch out in an endless vista. So we go about our petty tasks, hardly aware of our listless attitude toward life.
29 The concrete wall that used to divide this city has now all but gone.
30 It seems that the '60s era of social activism is all but a dim memory.
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