meaning of at all

at all meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"in in whatever way," mid-14c., originally made use of just affirmatively (like in we Sam. XX:6 in KJV: "If thy parent whatsoever misse me"); now its overwhelmingly used only in the unfavorable or perhaps in interrogatory expressions, or in literary attempts at Irish dialect.

at all meaning in General Dictionary

in the slightest level or perhaps in any respect

Sentence Examples with the word at all

And Natasha felt that this costume, the very one she had regarded with surprise and amusement at Otradnoe, was just the right thing and not at all worse than a swallow-tail or frock coat.

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