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be-all

n.

see be.

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  • But remember that the be-all and the end-all of Ifugao existence is the family, and not the individual.

    Ifugao Law

    R. F. Burton

  • You think Rugger and such like the be-all and end-all of our existence.

    John Brown

    Captain R. W. Campbell

  • This is the be-all and end-all of his mission,—to make them acquainted with themselves.

    Creed And Deed

    Felix Adler

  • Mere representation, therefore, is with him the be-all and the end-all of art.

  • That is the be-all and the end-all of her ladyship's love for flowers.