GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In such phrases as “
all torent,” “ all to break,” “ all-tofrozen,” etc., which are of frequent occurrence in our old authors, the alland the tohave commonly been regarded as forming a compound adverb, equivalent in meaning to entirely, completely, altogether. But the sense of entireness lies wholly in the word all(as it does in “ allforlorn,” and similar expressions), and the toproperly belongs to the following word, being a kind of intensive prefix (orig. meaning asunderand answering to the LG. ter-, HG. zer-). It is frequently to be met with in old books, used without the all. Thus Wyclif says, “The vail of the temple was to rent:” and of Judas, “He was hanged and to-burstthe middle:” i. e., burst in two, or asunder.
“However, underdevelopment of the infrastructure (in rural areas of India over the last 60 years of Indian history) has made diseases like HIV, TB/respiratory and dysentery-related illnesses all-to prevalent.”
“I like them all-to sniff- but I only have the fig; the others are too sharp on my skin, and I prefer the Cuir D'Oranger to the TV.”
“We got models, creative directors and designers - there are 23 innovators in all-to create collages that will be on display, so we're going to see some diverse stuff," said a publicist.”
“But to investigate this question at all-to seek a reasoned justification of a belief with regard to which we are too well off to require reasoned justification-implies bad judgement of what is better and what is worse, what commends itself to belief and what does not, what is ultimate and what is not.”
“It was little-known fact, but witnesses were allowed to use anything-anything at all-to refresh their recollection.”
“In addition to Simon Kelner, I wish to express my sincere and lasting thanks to Bill Shinker, Patrick Janson-Smith, John Sterling, Luke Dempsey, and Jed Mattes, to each of whom I am variously and deeply indebted, and, above all-way above all-to my dear, long-suffering wife and children for so graciously and sportingly letting me drag them into all this.”
“If they were, then why had they given the Elfstones-the most powerful magic of all-to her?”
“The thing that would amaze you most would be the air of cheeriness and happiness that pervades it all-to most people the most remarkable feature.”
“That detachment enables him-if he has any intelligence at all-to discriminate between the things, as I have said, which England has, which we have not, and the things which we have that England has not, but ought to have.”
“These two, most of all-to treat my allies as enemies, and to make common cause with my enemies.”
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