for all intensive purposes

for all intensive purposes

An erroneous misconstruction of the phrase "for all intents and purposes," meaning "in every practical or functional sense." I know the two countries have very distinct differences, but for all intensive purposes, America and Canada are nearly identical.
See also: all, purpose
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he is, for all intensive purposes, the marmite of comedic actors.
There are some areas that we still need to fine tune but for all intensive purposes we are open for business.
So the book is, for all intensive purposes, an active experience.
And he said that the single currency, for all intensive purposes, was already in place.
The funding for all intensive purposes is now in place from the private sector and Garforth has gone through the checks and balances to make the project move forward," Ian McMillan, executive director of tourism for Sault Ste.
At present, Maybury is, for all intensive purposes, sixth choice full-back and as such, he has turned his attention to what matters most - club football.