in the name of all that is

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chong lee

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türkçe
Hi,
The quote is from the story "The Sheep" by H. H. Munro.

What does it mean "in the name of all that is " ?

Thank you.

"Why in the name of all that is unnecessary and perverse should Kathleen choose this man for her future husband?" was the question that Rupert asked himself ruefully.
 
  • srk

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    English - US
    It is "in the name of all that is unnecessary and perverse." From our dictionary for "name":

    in the name of:
    • with appeal to or by authority of:Open, in the name of the law.
    To insist on Kathleen's marrying this person is an appeal to perversity.​
     
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