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3 examples:

If a man had 11 sheep and all but 9 died, how many sheep would he have left?

With all but one Canadian left, what must Milos Raonic do to salvage the Rogers Cup tournament for Canadians?
(CBC Sports in CBC Sports, )

All but a few NFL teams have at least three wins, so how can anyone predict what will happen from week to week?
(Sam Farmer in Los Angeles Times - Football, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

All but Jim came.

I am all but ready.

He is all but dead.

All but you are wrong.

Pardon all but thyself.

The man is all but dead.

All but one was present.

All but for he are here.

It's all but impossible.

All but one were present.

All but Tom were present.

I found them all but one.

Tom has all but given up.

The trial was all but done.

All but the boy were asleep.

The boy was all but drowned.

The meeting was all but over.

The work was all but finished.

I was all but dead at that time.

I all but lost you in the crowd.

The painting is all but finished.

He has all but finished the work.

All but she answered the question.

The boy all but fell into the river.

The people were rescued all but one.

This fact is all but unknown to them.

All but two people were present there.

All but Mike were present at the party.

I cut up all but one of my credit cards.

We are all but ready for the cold winter.

The party was all but over when I arrived.

Tom all but accused Mary of being a thief.

The concert was all but over when I arrived.

The Cabinet conference was all but over then.

She all but wept when she heard the bad news.

I have cut up all but one of my credit cards.

He was all but dead when taken to the hospital.

Crows all but destroyed the farmer's field of corn.

The hikers were all but frozen when they were found.

All but three of the cars in the parking lot were white.

The city center should be closed to all but pedestrian traffic.

To a mathematician, "almost all" means "all but finitely many."

The municipal council all but ignored the gravity of the pollution.

I hope all but one of your dreams come true, so you always have something to strive for.

The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur.

The main streets of many small towns have been all but abandoned thanks, in large part, to behemoths like Wal-Mart.

The difficulties of the Japanese language prevent all but a handful of foreigners from approaching the literature in the original.

Forgive all but thyself.
(Romanian proverb)

All but saves many a man.
(Danish proverb)

I am in fact a Hobbit, in all but size.
(J.R.R. Tolkien)

Remember we are all but travelers here.
(Mary McKillop)

I was deaf and dumb and blind to all but me, myself and I.
(Loretta Young)

Tragedy is like strong acid - it dissolves away all but the very gold of truth.
(David Herbert Lawrence)

Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand.
(Margaret Bourke-White)

Literary fiction, as a strict genre, is all but dead. Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
(Dean Koontz)

Paper and ink are all but trash, if I cannot find the thought which the writer did think.
(Walter Smith)

Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.
(Isabelle Adjani)

The deficit is all but gone.
(CBC News in CBC News - Politics, )

The comparison is all but mandatory now.
(Bill Shaikin in Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

It’s a secret deal that is all but done.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Not bad guys at all but a little out of whack.
(Mark Swed in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Miami is all but a sure thing to reach the Finals.
(Ben Bolch in Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

Yet it may prove too preachy for all but the pious.
(Gary Goldstein in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

And uncomfortable story lines were all but missing.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

The -0 run all but sealed the margin for the Heat.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Our vision is all but obscured by the thick, opaque fog.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Somerset Maugham's plays are all but forgotten in America.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Virginia held Vanderbilt scoreless for all but one inning.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

He missed all but 15 games last season with a back injury.
(The New York Times - Hockey, )

It won in all but two categories in which it was nominated.
(Steven Zeitchik and Mark Olsen in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

All but one of those who stayed have been killed in fighting.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Here are the prime-time shows whose fate is all but determined.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

Ah, the West, where all but one of the best NBA teams go to die.
(Forbes - Business, )

Pittsburgh's McCutchen receives all but two NL first-place votes.
(Bill Shaikin in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

The pretence that the fight is still within them has all but gone.
(The Independent - Football, )

Any trace of the protest fliers once plastered on it was all but...
(Violet Law in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

SMS and smartphones have rendered telegram service all but obsolete.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

The Premier League champions defence of their title is all but over.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

He threw 12 pitches and said that all but one were executed properly.
(Everett Cook in Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

His side all but secured third place in the Premier League on Sunday.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

That is, for all but the most die-hard and eccentric of football fans.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

Once the Games got under way, the public criticism all but went quiet.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

A -0 win over Bolton all but secured promotion to the Premier League.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Yet, tax planning for them has escaped all but the most sophisticated.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The findings are clear: The U.S. Senate is all but down to collaborate.
(Forbes - Business, )

Last year, Yahoo all but gave up on updating its Messenger mobile apps.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

This is unaffordable for many, and painful for all but the most wealthy.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Adult obesity rates are above 15% in all but one of the 189 metro areas.
(USA Today - Money, )

After 11 days, all but one of USA's six gold medals was in action sports.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Edge rusher returns to Dallas after missing all but one game last season.
(USA Today - NFL, )

The drone video shows a town in ruins, all but obliterated from fighting.
(CNN - World News, )

Attendance increased at all but two of Florida’s theme parks last year.
(Fox News - Travel, )

A few years ago a novel antiplatelet agent from Merck seemed all but dead.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The Foreign Office has warned against all but essential travel to Tunisia.
(Oliver Smith in The Telegraph - Travel, )

All but 10 of those missing are firefighters, state media reported Sunday.
(NBC News, )

Avandia, once the most-used diabetes pill on the planet, was all but finished.
(Forbes - Technology, )

All but one of the regions studied reported they had met the goal by deadline.
(Science Daily - News, )

The five-stage race could be all but decided on Thursday with a summit finish.
(USA Today - Cycling, )

That was his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons.
(The Associated Press in CBC Sports, )

Comcast, Netflix accord all but buried the concept of an open or free Internet.
(USA Today - Tech, )

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