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Proper meaning of for Options
Konstantin Frolov
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:53:46 AM

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Hello!

Could anyone please explain the sense of the phrase in the clip? The speaker doesn't mean that during her speech the previous debater did but retell Twilight, does he? I'm then inclined to think that the clause 'for all her talk about true love' means: in spite of giving such a speech about true love, she is known to have been reading Twilight.
Is it correct? Is it possible that you give me a proper explanation otherwise?

Thanks!
thar
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:12:31 AM

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You are right.

'for all...,.......' means in spite of, despite.

tfd
for all

2. In spite of; notwithstanding. For all our efforts to stop the bill, it still cleared both the House and the Senate with ease.


collins dictionary
for all
phrase
You use for all to indicate that the thing mentioned does not affect or contradict the truth of what you are saying.
For all its faults, the film instantly became a classic.

oxford dictionary
for all —
PHRASE

1In spite of —
‘for all its clarity and style, the book is not easy reading’
More example sentences
‘Could it be that Ms Rice, for all her brains, was simply a woman out of step with the times?’
‘The truth is, for all its apparent strength, the Party has worked itself into a position of profound and growing decay.’
‘Even my wife, for all her fears of security crackdowns, is urging me to do it.’
‘The actors, for all their pedigree, never seemed to find the right pitch.’
‘A dog, for all its admirable and unique qualities, is not a human being and is not treated in the law as such.’
Konstantin Frolov
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:48:55 PM

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