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  • as inalpha and omega
  • as inbe-all and end-all
  • as inessence

synonyms for be all and end all

  • A to Z
  • be-all and end-all
  • beginning and end
  • entirety
  • totality
  • whole
  • core
  • substance
  • nature
  • root
  • basis
  • character
  • soul
  • element
  • crux
  • meaning
  • principle
  • aspect
  • bottom line
  • reality
  • quality
  • spirit
  • structure
  • kernel
  • point
  • nitty-gritty
  • attribute
  • entity
  • caliber
  • nub
  • timber
  • constitution
  • bottom
  • germ
  • being
  • essentiality
  • life
  • fiber
  • form
  • fundamentals
  • backbone
  • base
  • nucleus
  • burden
  • marrow
  • quintessence
  • vein
  • meat
  • pith
  • stuff
  • grain
  • property
  • be-all and end-all
  • lifeblood
  • quiddity
  • chief constituent
  • essentia
  • main idea
  • name of game
  • virtuality
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How to use be all and end all in a sentence

I presume the twenty-five or thirty miles at this end is unhealthy, even for natives, but it surely need not be so.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
On to Gaba Tepe just in time to see the opening, the climax and the end of the dreaded Turkish counter attack.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Under the internal pressure his whiskers stood on end and his face grew red.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
In the time when thou shalt end the days of thy life, and in the time of thy decease, distribute thy inheritance.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The sad end of the mission to King M'Bongo has been narrated in the body of this work.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
We were now masters of the whole country, and the war was apparently at an end.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Give not up thy heart to sadness, but drive it from thee: and remember the latter end.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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