At the dance.
At the dinner hour; at a glance.
At peace with one's conscience.
At my request.
Exited at the rear gate.
Get the facts at their source.
Questions came at us from all sides.
Come in at the front door.
At a trot.
Terrified at the sight, to smile at a remark.
At twenty miles per hour, at five cents each.
Sell at 90.
Tiger finished the round at tenth, seven strokes behind the leaders.
I'm offering it - just to select customers - at cost.
At 30 cents a pound; at high speed; at 20 paces; at 350°F.
At the office, at the edge of town.
At the party.
At his discretion.
Good at tennis.
Visible at half a mile, at arm's length.
It happened at night.
He threw the ball at me, he shouted at her.
Laugh at a joke.
She is at sixes and sevens with him.
They are at loggerheads over how best to tackle the fiscal cliff.
The city was at the mercy of the occupying forces.
At three o'clock; at 72 years of age.
Rejoice at a victory.
At the mercy of the court.
Attending a movie is an example of being at a movie.
Pointing a bow and arrow towards a target is an example of pointing at a target.
When troops are commanded to no longer stand in attention that is an example of being commanded to stand at ease.
Skilled at playing chess; good at math.
- Engaged in verbal or physical conflict; arguing or fighting:The neighbors are at it again.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of at
- Middle English from Old English æt ad- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English at, from Old English æt (“at, near, by, toward”), from Proto-Germanic *at (“at, near, to”), from Proto-Indo-European *ád (“near, at”). Cognate with Scots at (“at”), North Frisian äät, äit, et, it (“at”), Danish at (“to”), Faroese at (“at, to, toward”), Norwegian åt (“to”), Swedish åt (“for, toward”), Icelandic að (“to, towards”), Gothic (at, “at”), Latin ad (“to , near”).