If at all

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If at all

If at all is often used to make negatives stronger:
It never rains for a very long time, if at all. It never rains for a very long time but usually it doesn't even rain.
He might come late, if he comes at all. We're not really expecting him to come. If he does come, it will be late.
The police usually come late, if at all. The police often come late, however usually they don't even come.


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