at all costs

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv at all costs regardless of the cost involved "he wanted to save her life at all cost"
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Quotations

  • Harold J. Seymour
    Harold J. Seymour
    “When the leadership is right and the time is right, the people can always be counted upon to follow -- to the end at all costs.”
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis%20Waitley
    “Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.”

Usage

In literature:

At all costs the town must be taken.
"A Heroine of France" by Evelyn Everett-Green
There was a blemish in his idol, since at all costs she must glitter.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
Nowadays we can have but little sympathy with those who, at all costs, are prepared to "cure" the invert.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Yes, all is forgotten; ye have no thought in your hearts but to grow fat at his cost, and devour his living.
"Stories from the Odyssey" by H. L. Havell
She meant to cling to her freedom at all costs.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
Like Dr. Johnson, he could be a Tory without feeling that it was necessary at all costs to bully Ireland.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
Their garrison is too small to be split up, and Fort Akbar must be protected at all costs.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Every imaginable precaution had been taken to hold the fort at all costs.
"The Siege of Kimberley" by T. Phelan
It was clearly a time for him to pull himself together and hold on at all costs.
"Fields of Victory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
How can a man expect to escape on the day of wrath if he's all the time grumbling at the cost of his salvation?
"Romance of California Life" by John Habberton
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In poetry:

Hair, wax, rouge, honey, teeth you buy,
A multifarious store!
A mask at once would all supply Nor would it cost you more.
"On A Battered Beauty (From The Greek)" by William Cowper
One day Nell's dad said, `I'm in trouble,
I've a thousand on Black Pudding to win;
Now I hear they're all backing Polony -
At all costs I must save my skin.
"The Bookmaker’s Daughter 1934" by Billy Bennett
You can wander at will through its syllabled mazes,
And take all you want, not a copper they cost,—
What is there to hinder your picking out phrases
For an epic as clever as "Paradise Lost"?
"A Familiar Letter" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Admitted: and the pain is real.
But when did love not try to change
The world back to itself—no cost,
No past, no people else at all—
Only what meeting made us feel,
So new, and gentle-sharp, and strange?
"When First We Faced" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Avoiding the 'cliff' talk at all costs.
Caring, Not Curing At All Costs.
Look at all costs of private trash pickup in Fresno.
Thanks to The Symphony School of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, all third-graders at AES were able to participate in basic violin lessons at no cost to them or their families.
NORMAN — Javon Harris knows well all of the mistakes he made that cost him a spot in the starting lineup and landed him at the center of the criticism of Oklahoma's pass defense.
Beyond that, in relative terms, they cost at least as much as our modern ones, they went through batteries like grass through a goose, and worst of all - their light was dim, at best.
Avoid clutter at all costs.
"When the whistle blows and somebody goes and takes out your knees, you protect yourself at all cost".
On Tuesday, the Owls found out that their season will all but end in less than two weeks, as a possible 12th game at Hawaii fell through -- something that also costs them a chance at bowl eligibility.
For as long as I can remember, I've avoided this root veggie at all costs.
"Cost to Insure Argentina Bonds Spikes, Highest Since 2009," published at 11:12 am EDT, incorrectly said a US judge on Thursday ordered Argeinta to pay all creditors on its outstanding bonds in the second paragraph.
From July 24 to 30 a cup of joe cost 0 yen from 8 to 9 am at all Kanto area McDonald's outlets.
America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at all Costs" by David Unger and "Permanent Emergency.
Expensive mishaps have made customers weary at all-in-one solutions that cost a fortune and end up being too complex, late and missing many of the original objectives.
Avoid seating these A-listers together at Fashion Week at all costs.
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In science:

Moreover, this modification is entirely unnecessary when SED fitting is done in flux (magnitudes should be avoided at all costs given the asymmetry of errors at low S/N).
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
Any particular symmetry is washed away; all become equal, except for the A1g component, which is enhanced at the cost of the others.
Theory of Raman and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering from Collective Orbital Excitations in YTiO$_3$
At present, the costs still need to be developed for all LHeC scenarios considered (a range of costs was discussed for the various EIC scenarios) and will need to be included in the Conceptual Design Report, including also installation costs.
Future Facilities Summary
It is also hard to obtain a uniform increment in area at all energies, while avoiding cost divergence. A significant increase in the area at very large energies implies larger separations between instrumented lines.
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
The initial behaviour ensures that W is small at a mimimal probabilistic cost, because for all but a finite number of generations the trees can have their natural growth.
A conditioning principle for Galton-Watson trees
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