all in all

Definitions

  • "The peacock took all her play in good part."
    "The peacock took all her play in good part."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv all in all with everything considered (and neglecting details) "altogether, I'm sorry it happened","all in all, it's not so bad"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown A few examples of lead-glazed earthenware made in England during the 17th century. All were unearthed at Jamestown
A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century A few examples of German salt-glazed stoneware in the Jamestown collection. All were made during the 17th century
X Y Z & Amperse and All wished for a piece in hand X Y Z & Amperse and All wished for a piece in hand
What larks! Killed four-and-twenty blackbirds all in a row! at one shot!!! What larks! Killed four-and-twenty blackbirds all in a row! at one shot!!!
IT'S ALL IN THE GAME IT'S ALL IN THE GAME
On his back, with all his legs in the air On his back, with all his legs in the air
"IN SPITE OF ALL THEIR SKILL THESE INDIANS FOUND THEMSELVES PRESENTLY LIFTED INTO THE AIR, CANOES AND ALL." "IN SPITE OF ALL THEIR SKILL THESE INDIANS FOUND THEMSELVES PRESENTLY LIFTED INTO THE AIR, CANOES AND ALL."
"INTO THIS STREET OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE TWO PIERS, STEAMED THE BIG FIRE-BOAT, STRAIGHT IN, WITH FOUR STREAMS PLAYING TO PORT AND FOUR TO STARBOARD, ALL DOING THEIR PRETTIEST." "INTO THIS STREET OF FIRE, BETWEEN THE TWO PIERS, STEAMED THE BIG FIRE-BOAT, STRAIGHT IN, WITH FOUR STREAMS PLAYING...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Of all the words Dr. Seuss made up in his storybooks, only one has stuck in the English vocabulary: grinch, which is refers to a killjoy -- and it took more than 20 years
    • All in all a phrase which signifies all things to a person, or everything desired; (also adverbially) wholly; altogether.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes
    • All in all all things in all respects, all or everything together—(adverbially) altogether
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Quotations

  • Woody Allen
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    “Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.”
  • Joseph Addison
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    “The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.”
  • Robert J. Ringer
    Robert J. Ringer
    “There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people which tempts them to want what they can't have and not want what is readily available to them.”
  • Claudius Claudianus
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    “The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “All that is noble is in itself of a quiet nature, and appears to sleep until it is aroused and summoned forth by contrast.”
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov
    Mikhail Baryshnikov
    “The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure”

Idioms

All cats are grey in the dark - Things are indistinguishable in the dark so appearances don't matter.('All cats are grey at night' is also used.)
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All in a day's work - If something is all in a day's work, it is nothing special.
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All in your head - If something is all in your head, you have imagined it and it is not real.
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All the tea in China - If someone won't do something for all the tea in China, they won't do it no matter how much money they are offered.
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All your eggs in one basket - If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk. (This is often used as a negative imperative- 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket'. 'Have your eggs in one basket' is also used.)
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All's fair in love and war - This idiom is used to say that where there is conflict, people can be expected to behave in a more vicious way.
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In all honesty - If you say something in all honesty, you are telling the complete truth. It can be used as a way of introducing a negative opinion whilst trying to be polite; in all honesty, I have to say that I wasn't very impressed.
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Put all your eggs in one basket - If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. all, eal; Ger. all, Gael. uile, W. oll.

Usage

In literature:

He is in all life, in all thought.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art, a partnership in every virtue and in all perfection.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
In that respect, to use a professional phrase, we're all in the same boat.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
In all the three cases, that promise in all its extent is exhibited.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
Would he not in all probability be in bed, as far as I knew?
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
But in vain he rummaged in all the drawers; he found nothing; all had been spent.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
His novels and tales were crowding the shelves of all the dealers in books in all the cities of the Union.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
There is considerable alarm here beyond all question, and great depression in all kinds of trade and commerce.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
A wet-dock provided with flood-gates for restraining the water, in which shipping may be kept afloat in all times of tide.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Determine these, and you have at once a basis for national conduct in all important particulars.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
It was in all other ways its own master, but even of that one may get tired.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
All food, all exercise, is taken in company.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The front door was locked and bolted, and the shutters were up in all the rooms; how was she to get out?
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
This subordination has existed in all times, among all nations, and with all races.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
All this had occurred to her long before, and she had regarded it in all its bearings.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
Village life in all ages and with all races exhibits absolute standards and stringent primary controls of behavior.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Destroy the weeds in all parts of the ground, dig up the earth between the rows, and about the stems of all large kinds.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Put it in all together; just scald it, and put it in little pots to dry quickly.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
He also adds what he calls a bastard-cow in each class, making seventy-two in all.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The clerks in all the departments are in precisely the same predicament.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
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In poetry:

Row till you harbour in
All longing's port.
Row till you find all things
For which you sought.
"Rowers Chant" by Thomas Sturge Moore
Every blade and every tree
All in happy concert ring,
And in wondrous harmony
Join in praises to their King.
"All That's Good, and Great, and True" by Godfrey Thring
And then he enters hastily…
Again, for all I know,
Someone has something sinful to
Conceal in all this snow!
"First Snow" by Boris Pasternak
Thy will in all things I approve,
Exalted or cast down;
Thy will in every state I love,
And even in thy frown.
"The Perfect Sacrifice" by William Cowper
Jesus only, Jesus ever,
Jesus all in all we sing,
Savior, Sanctifier, and Healer,
Glorious Lord and coming King.
"Jesus Only Is Our Message" by Albert Benjamin Simpson
Thou art in heaven our all,
Our all on earth art Thou,
Upon Thy glorious Name we call,
Lord Jesus, bless us now.
"O Everlasting Light" by Horatius Bonar

In news:

Mash the potatoes over low heat, allowing all the steam to escape before adding in all the other ingredients.
Their 10 medals were twice as many as France's five and with podium positions in all six races, all 36 of...
Kim has all the curves in all the right places.
Chris Young for The Toronto Star "A broker, in theory, is educated in all aspects of mortgages ," says Christopher Molder, a mortgage blogger with SonofaBroker.com in Toronto.
"A broker, in theory, is educated in all aspects of mortgages ," says Christopher Molder, a mortgage blogger with SonofaBroker.com in Toronto.
And now, finally, the band has released the video to their second single 'Lessons in Love (All Day, All Night).
We staff all major healthcare facilities with highly qualified and skilled nurses in all specialties and settings.
American Education is indeed a modern marvel as it has embraced technology in the classroom and made great strides in bringing education to people of all ages in all walks of life.
In all, 530,313 containers moved through the port in October, with big gains in imports and exports.
Dating back to 1400 BC, the Oracle of Delphi was the most important shrine in all Greece, and in theory all Greeks respected its independence.
Poets and poetry lovers are invited to register for an All-Day, All- Out Poetry Bash from 9:30 am to 8 pm today in Greenbank.
Panini sandwiches first appeared in some Blimpie locations in 2002, and they are now available in all 1,600 Blimpie stores nationwide.
But, all in all, scams of the 80's were just paving the way for the scammers of today.
Now, the Phillies could very well find themselves in the Top Five in all of baseball in payroll , according to our projections for 2009.
They will celebrate on March 1 in over 700 house parties in all corners of the earth including 18 here in Massachusetts (www. peacecorps .org).
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In science:

With this out of the way we can now state that all results derived in the section on symmetries and group actions,up to and including corollary 12 ,also holds for the current situation if we substitute the S2 action from this section in all statements.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
Taking into account that due to the specific structure of the matrices J their eigenvalues lie in the upper part of the complex plane we assume in all formulae below that Im zj > 0 for all j .
Random Matrices close to Hermitian or unitary: overview of methods and results
Rather than stipulating that the conclusion of an inference be true in all models in which the premises are true, we require that the conclusion of a nonmonotonic inference be true in “almost all” models of a certain sort in which the premises are true.
Evaluating Defaults
We may suppress the dependence of all symbols on the parameter t, since it will be clear that all steps in the process respect continuity (or smoothness) with respect to it and yield uniform bounds in all estimates when t varies in [0, T ].
First-order hyperbolic pseudodifferential equations with generalized symbols
R, unique in absolute sense by virtue of a concrete definable construction in all (and this is the key idea), arrange all non-principal ultrafilters over  in a linear achieved, say, under GCH.
A definable nonstandard model of the reals
In this paper we combine the above results to get a treatment for all hyperelliptic curves in all genera.
Determining the automorphism group of a hyperelliptic curve
In all subgroups of G are classified and in all groups that occur as full automorphism groups of hyperelliptic curves are classified.
Determining the automorphism group of a hyperelliptic curve
It is striking that although all the halos are centrally concentrated and relatively regular at z = 0, the material which makes them up was in all cases in several disjoint and well separated pieces at z = 1 and was in many pieces at z = 3.
Early Formation and Late Merging of the Giant Galaxies
Now, initial aperiodic behavior can lead to preperiodic orbits by an appropriate choice of a rational number for ϑn , instead of to a fixed point . 3 The generating function exists for all real β in all cases where the pdf has a finite range, and in the case of the normal law [3, p. 87].
The linear Ising model and its analytic continuation, random walk
We drop index Λ in all notation; however, the reader has to keep in mind that distribution µg , as well as all its moments, depend on Λ.
Grade of Membership Analysis: One Possible Approach to Foundations
Note that in all our steps balancedness is preserved and that at most one ρ-term can occur in all the reductions.
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces
Note that the endpoints of these subpaths are all necessarily rank 2 vertices (since the paths all lie in F , which is the union of the elements of F , and any two elements of F meet, if at all, in a vertex of rank 2).
Automorphisms and abstract commensurators of 2-dimensional Artin groups
N1) νp = ε0 if and only if, p = θ, where θ is the null vector in V ; (N2) ν−p = νp , for each p ∈ V ; (N3) νp+q ≥ τ (νp , νq ), for all p, q ∈ V ; (N4) νp ≤ τ ∗ (ναp , ν(1−α)p ), for all α in [0, 1].
Some results in Generalized \v{S}erstnev spaces
But all these examples are rare in the sense that they not occur in all genera and when they do occur they there are a small number of such surfaces.
The length of closed geodesics on random Riemann Surfaces
As we are assuming (5.1) for all x, a particle survives for eternity (has descendants in all future generations) if and only if it has infinitely many descendants.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
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