for all practical purposes

  1. in every practical sense
    the rest are for all practical purposes useless
    to all intents and purposes the case is closed
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How To Use for all practical purposes In A Sentence

  • But for the watermark, the thickness of the paper and the missing security thread, the note, reportedly obtained from a private bank, looked like genuine currency for all practical purposes.
  • The sale was supposed to last for a week, but for all practical purposes it's over.
  • We have a Secretary of State for Scotland who is for all practical purposes a Scottish Prime Minister.
  • It is, for all practical purposes, a modern city with all the amenities, including high-rise offices, expensive villas, restaurants, and cinemas.
  • We have a Secretary of State for Scotland who is for all practical purposes a Scottish Prime Minister.
  • One had to conclude that something is wrong with the system by which government constructs boards when an issue of this importance goes for all practical purposes undebated. Choosing the wrong hospital
  • The educational future for D.C. families is unfortunately starting to look like it was in the pre-Rhee days, with children trapped in public schools with incompetent but well-paid teachers who cannot be fired for all practical purposes simply because they are union members. DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 15, 2011
  • The patient puled back once, and the attendant holding the other arm strap pulled back this escalated until we both dragged him back to be strapped to the bed, getting good repour between us two (for all practical purposes) guards. Mumia, Move and my saga living nearby
  • It's this kind of 'logic' that makes ufology and ufologists look like astrophysicists and astrobiologists, which for all practical purposes is precisely what they are. Governments Suppress Alien Truth - Former NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell - NASA Watch
  • We had overnight our water supply for all practical purposes in the short term evaporate on us and we have to now go to extraordinary measures in order to get through this drought cycle. CNN Transcript Jun 20, 2003
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