for all that


for all that
in spite of, even with

For all the time that he spends studying his marks are still very low.

whatever may have been said or done

Your children seem to make it a general rule to lie to your parents, for all your talk about truth. (I. Murdoch)

But for all that he went and shot himself. (J. Priestley)

For all her softness there was something irreconcilable about her. (A. Cronin)

She waited to let the words sink in, but for all the change there was in Jan's expression, she might have been talking to herself. (D. Cusack)

For all the work they put into the ground, they had little to show for their pains. (K. Prichard)


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  • For all that — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • for all that — {adv. phr.} In spite of what has been said, alleged, or rumored. * /Well, for all that, we think that she is still the most deserving candidate for Congress./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for all that — {adv. phr.} In spite of what has been said, alleged, or rumored. * /Well, for all that, we think that she is still the most deserving candidate for Congress./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • For All That's Given, Wasted — Infobox Album | Name = For All That s Given, Wasted Type = EP Artist = Pilot Speed Released = Summer 2001 (Canada Only) Recorded = 2001 Genre = Rock Length = 28:02 Label = Independent Producer = Unknown Reviews = Last album = This album = For All …   Wikipedia

  • For all me — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For all the world — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For all the world — World World, n. [OE. world, werld, weorld, weoreld, AS. weorold, worold; akin to OS. werold, D. wereld, OHG. weralt, worolt, werolt, werlt, G. welt, Icel. ver[ o]ld, Sw. verld, Dan. verden; properly, the age of man, lifetime, humanity; AS. wer a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All That Heaven Allows — Infobox Film | name = All That Heaven Allows caption = Original theatrical poster director = Douglas Sirk producer = Ross Hunter writer = Story: Edna Lee Harry Lee Screenplay: Peg Fenwick starring =Jane Wyman Rock Hudson music =Frank Skinner… …   Wikipedia

  • for all — 1. In spite of; even with, despite. Used for contrast. * /For all his city ways, he is a country boy at heart./ * /There may be mistakes occasionally, but for all that, it is the best book on the subject./ * /For all his money, he was very… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for all — 1. In spite of; even with, despite. Used for contrast. * /For all his city ways, he is a country boy at heart./ * /There may be mistakes occasionally, but for all that, it is the best book on the subject./ * /For all his money, he was very… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • All that — That That, pron., a., conj., & adv. [AS. [eth][ae]t, neuter nom. & acc. sing. of the article (originally a demonstrative pronoun). The nom. masc. s[=e], and the nom. fem. se[ o] are from a different root. AS. [eth][ae]t is akin to D. dat, G. das …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English