All-to

Definitions

  • "'Shame on you all, to hit a helpless man!'"
    "'Shame on you all, to hit a helpless man!'"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • All-to In such phrases as “all to rent,” “all to break,” “all-to frozen,” etc., which are of frequent occurrence in our old authors, the all and the to have commonly been regarded as forming a compound adverb, equivalent in meaning to entirely completely altogether. But the sense of entireness lies wholly in the word allas it does in “all forlorn,” and similar expressions), and the to properly belongs to the following word, being a kind of intensive prefix (orig. meaning asunder and answering to the LG. ter-, HG. zer-). It is frequently to be met with in old books, used without the all. Thus Wyclif says, “The vail of the temple was to rent:” and of Judas, “He was hanged and to-burst the middle:” i. e., burst in two, or asunder.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

ALL HANDS TO THE PUMP ALL HANDS TO THE PUMP
"All three set to work shoulder to shoulder." "All three set to work shoulder to shoulder."
He Began to Dance All Around the Platform 037 He Began to Dance All Around the Platform 037
THERE'S AN END TO ALL THY BEAUTY' SAID THE SPITEFUL QUEEN THERE'S AN END TO ALL THY BEAUTY' SAID THE SPITEFUL QUEEN
All of Them Forced to Sea and Drowned--4-08-422 All of Them Forced to Sea and Drowned--4-08-422
You Can All Go to H—ll You Can All Go to H—ll
The giant bird did not seem to notice its burden at all The giant bird did not seem to notice its burden at all
THE FARMER STOPPED TO SEE WHAT ALL THE ROW WAS ABOUT THE FARMER STOPPED TO SEE WHAT ALL THE ROW WAS ABOUT

Quotations

  • Glenn Clark
    Glenn Clark
    “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
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    “Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.”
  • Thomas De Quincey
    Thomas De Quincey
    “Call for the grandest of all earthly spectacles, what is that? It is the sun going to his rest.”
  • Orson Welles
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    “I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.”
  • Rebecca West
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    “All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.”
  • Allan Bloom
    Allan Bloom
    “The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency --the belief that the here and now is all there is.”

Idioms

All dressed up and nowhere to go - You're prepared for something that isn't going to happen.
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All roads lead to Rome - This means that there can be many different ways of doing something.
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All things to all people - When we try to be all things to all people, we try to satifsy everyone, and often end up satisfying no one.
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To all intents and purposes - This means in all the most important ways.
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Usage

In literature:

He was all in all to her, as she to him.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
I was but a lad, and these two were all in all to me.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
We have our chance to refute it all to-night.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
It was very popular to drive down on this platform and look at the falls, whose roaring was a magnet to draw all to see them.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
As for me, I owe all to Thee; I glory to confess it; I cannot acknowledge it too much.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
The dirt was excessive all over the place when the rain did not come to the rescue and wash it all off.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Was he not all in all to her?
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Harry thought, like a man who found it necessary to address himself, once for all, to the performance of an unpleasant duty.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name he has wronged this people, and thou hast done nothing at all to rescue thy people.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
The heart of Unaga was bared for all to see, that fierce heart which drives the bravest Indian tongue to the hush of dread.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

All true, all faultless, all in tune
Creation's wondrous choir,
Opened in mystic unison
To last till time expire.
"Fourth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Hark, hark! the God does play!
And as he leads the way
Through heaven, the very spheres,
As men, turn all to ears!
"Canticle To Apollo" by Robert Herrick
Under her feet she cast it,
She trampled it where it fell,
She broke it all to pieces,
And each was a clot of hell.
"I Gave My Heart To A Woman" by William Ernest Henley
Who was it that appealed to all,
To every class of men,
And showed the dreadful wickedness,
In their indulging sins?
"Sam Jones" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Scarce knowing if we wake or sleep,
Scarce asking where we are,
To feel all evil sink away,
All sorrow and all care.
"The Other World" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
In Bethlehem He is to be seen,
In the stable of an inn;
Let us there our gifts bestow —
Let us all to see him go.
"Let Us Go To Bethlehem " by Rees Prichard

In news:

Interlochen invites all to Cherish the Ladies: A Celtic Christmas this December 4 at 7:30 p.m. Cherish the Ladies— A Celtic Christmas.
KENAI — A day in the life of Brett Reid starts with a cacophony of meows and woofs from those wriggling bundles of life in their respective cages, announcing for all to hear they are happy to be warm and alive.
A day in the life of Brett Reid starts with a cacophony of meows and woofs from those wriggling bundles of life in their respective cages, announcing for all to hear they are happy to be warm and alive.
We are reminded all to often of the hazards of boating during the cold water months.
DSO gives its all to Schumann's Violin Concerto .
Students transformed the halls into a chilling Halloween scene for all to see.
Lue Xiong has a gun safety message for all to hear: Don't leave loaded guns where kids can get them.
All to help his family celebrate the holidays at their home in the Cumberland Hills neighborhood.
A festival like no other is planned for this weekend, and it's all to mark the grand re-opening of North Gate Tavern.
0Dozens of volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty Wednesday all to help a soldier in need.
In the worst scenario, there may be no instructional prerequisite at all to turn into a member and the dentists need know practically nothing about inserting dental implants.
Volunteers from charitable organizations around Billings turned out in droves early Saturday morning, all to provide clothes for the Salvation Army's Dress -A-Child program.
Now that the Penguins' season is over, it was revealed that Sidney Crosby was not close at all to returning this spring, and if you've been following anything I've said or written, you'll know that was always my gut feeling.
To some, it's a way to get away from it all, to enjoy the solitude and peace that natural surroundings can bring.
They should put it all to a public vote.
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In science:

Thanks most of all to Jim Propp, who introduced me to this lovely material, showed me much of what appears here, and allowed and encouraged me to help spread the word.
Goldbug Variations
The variety of OML of all orthomodular lattices, the class MOL of all modular ortholattices and the class BA of all Boolean algebras are defined by adding the orthomodular law, the modular law and the distributive law respectively, to the identities for OL.
Model-Theoretic Investigations into Consequence Operation (Cn) in Quantum Logics. An Algebraic Approach
We also suppose that for all s ∈ N odd, for all k ∈ [d], R(s, k , k , n) is unitary uniform and that for all s ∈ N even, for all k ∈ [d], R(s, k , k , n) is hermitian, unitarily invariant and that its spectral law converge in probability to a deterministic probability measure.
Rectangular random matrices. Related convolution
In our scheme the force drives to nodedependent average values over nearest neighbors whose number is neither regular nor N − 1, i.e. all-to-all.
Synchronization of R{\"o}ssler Oscillators on Scale-free Topologies
Nevertheless we find a result quite similar to the all-to-all case: a global attractor to a synchronized state as long as ǫ < 1.25.
Synchronization of R{\"o}ssler Oscillators on Scale-free Topologies
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