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- Entirely, to all appearances.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. wholly; exactly.
- n. For any consideration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. under any circumstances
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“You have done so well, my Simon,” he said, for all the world Francis, the duke of Lyan, returned from the grave.
The mak fawa was supine, looking for all the world like one of the qadir's (no, Hajar reminded himself, the late qadir's) dogs.
Caddar's face tightened for all the world as if he were a clan chief, as if he had heard the insult, but in an instant he was all smiles once more.
A white-hulled, full-rigged, three-masted sailing ship, flying the Norwegian flag and bound for the Horn with all canvas spread, was, in the words of a British officer, “a truly lovely sight … as she ran free in the light breeze, for all the world like a herald of peace.”
Dazzled by the colour and light, she hurried wearily after him to a waiting Mercedes, humiliatingly forced to drop behind him when his pace increased, for all the world like some Moslem woman dutifully following her husband, she thought wrathfully, as he paused to wait for her.
At the next turn, I saw a sight made me nearly jump from the saddle: a beast with four legs and two arms, for all the world like a rough-coated pony with a shock-haired boy growing up from its shoulders.
In his article “Ether,” published in the Encyclopedia Brittanica in the 1870s for all the world to read, the eminent Maxwell simply voiced the shared certainty of the entire physics community: Light was a wave, a wave needed a medium, the medium was called ether.
And down the ladder on dainty booted feet came Captain Duncan Sinclair, for all the world like a glob of syrup trickling down one side of a smooth string.
Pennants hung across the road, all the street lamps had been festooned with portraits of blasting Chargers or Fusions or Camrys roaring through clouds of dust, blazing bright with primal colors, looking for all the world like fighter planes hungry for the kill.
While other players were quietly contemplating big-money decisions, Robison would gab away nonstop, acting for all the world as if he were in a penny-ante coffee-klatch game.