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Definition of the adverb all at once

What does all at once mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. all at the same time
    • example: Let's say `Yes!' all at once
    • synonym of all at once: all together
  2. without warning
    • example: all at once, he started shouting
    • synonym of all at once: all of a sudden

Alternative definition of the adverb all at once


  1. [idiomatic] Unexpectedly; without warning; all of a sudden.
  2. &lit, All at the same time; all together


  1. "All at Once" is a song written by Michael Masser and Jeffrey Osborne and recorded by Whitney Houston. It was released as a single in Japan and several European countries in 1985/1986. While it did not receive an official single release in the U.S., the song did receive significant radio airplay there.
  2. "All at Once" is the second studio album by Los Angeles based indie-rock band The Airborne Toxic Event, released April 26, 2011.
  3. "All at Once" is a song by Denver-based rock band the Fray and is the fourth track and fourth single from their debut album, How to Save a Life.
  4. "All at Once" is a musical album of Paulson.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  5. "All at Once" is a musical album of Young People.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "All at Once" is a composition.

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Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

all at once See at all (every) once in a while See at while once in a blue moon See at moon once upon a time See at time once-over give sb/sth the once-over to quickly look at someone or some- thing in order to make ...

Google previewA dictionary, Hindustani and English, a English and Hindustani ... 4. ed. enlarged (1849)

by John Shakespear

yak- sar, All at once, all together. yak-s17, On one side, aside, together, even, alike, equal, uniform. Elke yaksli-mizilj, Of an even temper, of a mild disposition (Harris, ...

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It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. (David Hume)
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