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    #1

    with all,for all vs despite

    I am little confused now about the use of with all and for all.
    I read an question saying: with all the cute ornaments on it, the old Christmas tree looked ______
    1. filthy
    2. fabulous

    The answer is fabulous, not filthy. I wonder, the terms, "with all" and "for all", refer to "in spite of" or "despite".
    I also found these:
    For all its clarity of style, the book is not easy reading.
    For all his qualifications, he isn't really very good at the job.

    The difference between the first and latter is that the latter ones contain "not". So now I assume that the terms refer to "despite" only when they represent such words like "still, until and not" ??
    Please help me out!
    Last edited by songgi89; 13-Aug-2014 at 12:30.

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    #2

    Re: with all,for all vs despite

    "with all" and "for all" have different meanings.

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    #3

    Re: with all,for all vs despite

    So how do you define its meaning in sentences? Do I just sense it whether it is literally representing the meaning of with"all" or the meaning of despite??

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    #4

    Re: with all,for all vs despite

    Quote Originally Posted by songgi89 View Post
    "with all" and "for all", refer to "in spite of" or "despite".
    Where did you find that "with all" and "for all" refer to "in spite of" or "despite"?

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    #5

    Re: with all,for all vs despite

    The OP seems to be talking about the use of 'with' here (definition #19) and 'for all' here. (#10)

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