or A.B.D.

all but dissertation: applied to a person who has completed all requirements for a doctoral degree except for the writing of a dissertation.


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  • For all his vaunts and visions he has gone to Abd er-Rahman.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • Abd Allah was so pleased with this compliment that he ordered him a valuable present.

  • On hearing this Abd al Wahid broke into loud weeping and fainted.

  • It is, of course, clear that Abd Alkohm drew largely on his imagination.

  • Abd Rahman rose to quiet him—one glance thrust the Moor back.

    God Wills It!

    William Stearns Davis