a comedy (1602?) by shakespeare.
problems that occur along the way do not matter as long as the outcome is happy.
note: this proverb was used as a t-tle for one of william shakespeare’s comedies.
everything has turned out satisfactorily, even though the outcome has been uncertain. for example, his lawyer persuaded jack to plead guilty, but the court merely put him on probation—all’s well that ends well. this proverb, dating from about 1250, gained even more currency as the t-tle of a shakespeare comedy.
- All well and good
see: well and good
- All while
a period or interval of time: to wait a long while; he arrived a short while ago. archaic. a particular time or occasion. during or in the time that. throughout the time that; as long as. even though; although: while she appreciated the honor, she could not accept the position. at the same time that […]
- All year round
throughout the entire year, without regard to seasons. for example, thanks to the indoor courts we can play tennis all year round. [ mid-1700s ]
in the manner of the ancients.
adjective, adverb (music) to be played an octave higher or lower than written 8va