all-purpose

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj all-purpose not limited in use or function
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Quotations

  • Kabbalah
    Kabbalah
    “The atom, being for all practical purposes the stable unit of the physical plane, is a constantly changing vortex of reactions.”
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles%20Lamb
    “The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor%20Roosevelt
    “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”
  • George Leonard
    George Leonard
    “The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be, for all practical purposes, infinite.”
  • James Allen
    James%20Allen
    “Above all be of single aim; have a legitimate and useful purpose, and devote yourself unreservedly to it.”
  • Barbara De Angelis
    Barbara%20De%20Angelis
    “What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning”

Idioms

To all intents and purposes - This means in all the most important ways.
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Usage

In literature:

An absorbing purpose which bends all circumstances to its service and values them only as instruments.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
And for this purpose they printed all the forms.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
It was all to no purpose.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
The horns of all four are used by the natives for many purposes, being solid, of fine texture, and susceptible of a high polish.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
There is nothing within this valley at all suitable for the purpose.
"The Cliff Climbers" by Captain Mayne Reid
To succeed, his vocation must have the consent of all his faculties; they must be in harmony with his purpose.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
It was all to no purpose, the money could not be found.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
Having thus speedily made all these necessary arrangements, we set to work to select the trees fit for our purpose.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
A great purpose is cumulative; and, like a great magnet, it attracts all that is kindred along the stream of life.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
It is not our purpose to go into the details of all that was done in the construction of this lighthouse.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
The Attache protested eagerly, volubly, stubbornly, pathetically, but all to no purpose.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
So now and for ever, all are His servants, and effect His purposes.
"The Life of David" by Alexander Maclaren
All of these are make-shifts for the purpose of avoiding the expense of a good outlet.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
All kinds of fish suit this purpose.
"A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes" by Charles Elmé Francatelli
Attempts were made to silence him, first by remonstrances, and afterwards by threats, but all to no purpose.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
But Louisa was now to all intents and purposes an Englishwoman.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
He would be an "Ishmaelite," finding "casus belli" in all the purposes of fate.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
To question aught, nor all his purpose see.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
If I were writing a platform for the Air Line League, it might be put perhaps for all practical purposes in one sentence.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The chairs, too, were all of rude construction; but admirably adapted to their purpose.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

"I note each gracious purpose,
Each kindly word and deed;
Are ye not all my children?
Shall not the Father heed?
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The busy march of time,
And death's unbroken sleep,
Vouch for Thy purposes sublime,
And all Thy holy mandates keep.
""Whether living or dying, we are Thine"" by John Bowring
O silvery weeping willow tree
With all leaves shivering,
Have you no purpose but to shadow me
Beside this rippled spring?
"In The Willow Shade" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
No heart can he concealed
From his all-piercing eyes;
Each thought and purpose stands revealed,
Naked, without disguise.
"The Word Quick And Powerful" by John Newton
Each to his place in the combat,
All to the parts they played
With bayonet, brisk to its purpose,
Rifle and hand grenade.
"A Vision" by Patrick MacGill
My days are tuned to finer chords,
And lit by higher suns;,
Through all my thoughts and all my words
A purer purpose runs.
"Quand-Meme" by John Hay

In news:

3 1/2 C all-purpose flour.
2 cups sifted all purpose flour.
Tuesday he was voted to the third-team of the AP All-America team as an all-purpose player.
1 1/3 cups Vegetable oil 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp.
Three eggs 2 cups Crisco oil vegetable Mix for two minutes on medium 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon ginger.
The dream of connecting the Greenbrier Commons recreation complex to the Cleveland Metroparks all-purpose trail along Big Creek Parkway has come true.
While leveling the ground for the all-purpose track, they unearthed what appears to have been Mammoth's first-ever experiment in underground parking.
Immaculata quarterback Antonio Natale has over 1,720 all-purpose yards this season.
2 cup all-purpose flour 3 tsp.
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour.
At Clemson, Ford and CJ Spiller became the duo with the most all-purpose yardage in NCAA history.
West Chester's Rondell White had 305 all-purpose yards in a 24-23 loss Bloomsburg, the No 13 team in Division II.
An all-purpose, mid-size knife for chopping and cutting larger fruits and vegetables.
Q Knots are rubbery reusable ties that are meant as all-purpose fasteners but are superb for travel.
QKnot cable ties are meant to be all-purpose fasteners but work great for travel purposes.
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In science:

For latter purpose all kind of dipoles can be considered as independent sources of random field.
Random field based model of mixed ferroelectrics phase diagram
Again, whereas this is not unreasonable for the purpose of [4, 5, 6], which is to consider one brane configuration at a time, it is not convenient now that we have come to realize that these are all just different states in the same underlying theory.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
Although it is no longer necessary for our purpose, it will be interesting to classify all the possible configurations for the stable reduction eY0 .
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
For that purpose, we enumerate all EVRW’s that start and return to the origin (n = 0) after t time steps, using the exact (but not closed form) expressions, Eqs.(11) and (12) below, which were developed in Ref. in the following manner.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
If the correlation length ξ (T ) << L, then for all practical purposes, a finite system can be taken as a good approximation to an infinite system.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
For all intents and purposes, gαβ is the fundamental quantity on Σy .
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
For this purpose, it is helpful to first draw the locus on the (x, y )-plane for which eφ = 1 for all possible integers (c, d).
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory
Kill Off() deletes all marked Single Amplitudes which are switched off. A loop over all possible amplitudes and an appropriate reordering of the list of Single Amplitudes is sufficient for this purpose.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
For this purpose, a loop over all Zfuncs is performed and every particular coupling is set via String Handler::Get Cnumber().
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
For this purpose, it compares the list of arguments and couplings for the appropriate function with all already stored {Z, X, Y } functions.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Note that not all possible operations of a matrix have been implemented, since not all operations are necessary for our purposes.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The purpose of this paper is to prove that this is so for all q ≥ 1 and all sufficiently large p.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
As is pointed out in , even if theoretically one could show that Turing’s barrier can be trespassed by a quantum machine, the impact on computer technology would be very low because for all practical purposes the halting computation has a non-zero, but very small chance of detection.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
The purpose was to get through all the steps of the experimental procedure and to uncover all unexpected difficulties in order to finally reach the stage of the final counter design with a proven technique.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment
These trees, that are simply obtained from trees of Un by shifting all labels down by one, will be more convenient for our purpose.
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
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