If at all
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If at allIf at all is often used to make negatives stronger. It indicates that something is unlikely to happen, or rarely happens, and that it will occur in a negative or restricted way if it does happen. The use of if at all emphasizes notions of scarcity, restriction, smallness, etc.
If at all can also be used in questions, most often with question words like 'when' or 'how'. In this sense, it implies two questions together, one more general and one more specific:
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