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1. In spite of; even with, despite. - Used for contrast.

For all his city ways, he is a country boy at heart.

There may be mistakes occasionally, but for all that, it is the best book on the subject.

For all his money, he was very unhappy.

2. • for aught
To the extent that. - Used like a negative with "care" and "know".

For all I care, you can throw it away.

For all he knows, we might be in Boston.

Compare: as far as(2), once and for all

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