Meaning of to all intents and purposes in English:

to all intents and purposes

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  • In all important respects.

    ‘a man who was to all intents and purposes illiterate’
    • ‘I am, to all intents and purposes, a private person.’
    • ‘It is, to all intents and purposes, an attempt to rebrand Egypt.’
    • ‘But as Harold says, to all intents and purposes, they are very accepting of Camilla.’
    • ‘His career, to all intents and purposes, was already over.’
    • ‘In fact there was, to all intents and purposes, no plane.’
    • ‘The General Election campaign, to all intents and purposes, is well underway.’
    • ‘That, to all intents and purposes, ends his year from a playing perspective.’
    • ‘But to all intents and purposes that is exactly what the government initially did.’
    • ‘And that, folks, is it, to all intents and purposes.’
    • ‘This is, to all intents and purposes, a pop record.’
    in effect, effectively, in essence, essentially, virtually, practically, in practical terms, for all practical purposes, in all important respects
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