all but (not comparable)
- Very nearly; everything short of.
- The food is all but finished.
- 2013 September 28, Kenan Malik, "London Is Special, but Not That Special ↗," New York Times (retrieved 28 September 2013):
- When the first wave of postwar immigrants arrived in Britain in the 1950s and ’60s, it was a period of rising wages, full employment, an expanding welfare state and strong trade unions. Today, Britain’s manufacturing base has all but disappeared, working-class communities have disintegrated, unions have been neutered and the welfare state has begun to crumble.
- French: presque, plus ou moins
- German: fast
- Italian: quasi, praticamente, quasi del tutto, all'atto pratico
- Portuguese: praticamente, quase
- Russian: почти́
- Spanish: casi