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for all practical purposes

as might be reasonably expected; essentially. For all practical purposes, this is simply a matter of right and wrong. This should be considered final, for all practical purposes.
See also: all, practical, purpose

to all intents and purposes

in all the most important ways We've got a few odd things to finish, but to all intents and purposes the job is done. They redesigned the old model and created something which was to all intents and purposes a brand new car.
See also: all, and, intent, purpose

to all intents and purposes

Also, for all intents and purposes; for all practical purposes. In every practical sense, virtually. For example, For all intents and purposes the case is closed, or For all practical purposes the Vice-President is the chief executive while the President is in the hospital . The first phrase, dating from the 1500s, originated in English law, where it was to all intents, constructions, and purposes. A shorter synonym is in effect, def. 1.
See also: all, and, intent, purpose
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There are lots of proposals that I am sure would be just impractical, so you have to look at the practicality and the possibility for enforcement of any proposal before anything is endorsed.
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Practicality is one of the cornerstones of the natural world, and in this case all parties concerned benefited.
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Quality hardcover binding and an inset ribbon bookmark contribute to the practicality and durability of this edition, which is mean to be read, reread, and contemplated at length.
Canvas was chosen for its practicality and economy, also in respect for tradition, for it has been used to provide shade in Spain since the Romans used it in the velaria of their amphitheatres.
The community is in the process of conducting a feasibility study examining the practicality of delivering an information technology facility and 911 emergency dispatch regional centre.
In this exhibition, she threaded together a particular set of American ideas: our characteristic discomfort with art, which does not generally demonstrate its practicality, and our fetishism of technological "know-how.
As a measure of classroom practice, also assessed was the degree to which teachers' perception of the effectiveness and practicality of grouping strategies is influenced by students' self-regulatory styles.
Its design, combined with outstanding performance, incomparable safety attributes, leading-edge technology and even practicality are the things that make this car so special.
practicality and relevance (will the presentation be of interest to a large proportion of the audience and what critical issue does this address?