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Including or covering everything or everyone; comprehensive.‘the all-embracing term ‘folk art’ appears to be increasingly inadequate’
thorough, in-depth, concentrated, rigorous, exhaustive, all-out, concerted, thoroughgoingView synonyms
- ‘If he had the choice, the Master of the Rolls would favour dressing barristers and judges in an all-embracing continental gown which fastens down the front with Velcro.’
- ‘What is needed is a comprehensive approach and an all-embracing system combating this evil.’
- ‘It shows an inability to recognise that the real world consists of trade-offs of competing priorities rather than painless solutions derived from one all-embracing value.’
- ‘That all-embracing fear and its corollary, the urgency to succeed, creates the fragile ego and the insecurity that underlies all crimes of passion.’
- ‘It is an all-embracing obedience which requires total submission from the believers, having no exception whatsoever.’
- ‘It seems that nothing is safe from the all-embracing incompetence of this Council.’
- ‘He is the God of Coke and Pepsi, the all-embracing deity of McDonalds and Wal-Mart.’
- ‘He said the area needs to adopt an all-embracing approach, involving the entire community, to achieve long-term economic prosperity.’
- ‘No opinions were dismissed, but it was certainly clear that this would be an all-embracing group, with a very broad vision.’
- ‘Whatever ethnicity might be, the problem lies with its essentialized all-embracing interpretation, and this must be put aside.’
- ‘Propaganda becomes an all-embracing substitute for reality, requiring the party to eliminate any alternative sources of information.’
- ‘Earlier this year, the Danish government announced the introduction of an all-embracing health voucher.’
- ‘There is to us an all-embracing moderation linked to the delights of our weather, which rarely succumbs to the outbursts of violence that maim people and flatten buildings.’
- ‘The course is all-embracing and has different women from all sorts of backgrounds and skill sets, including a woman in a wheelchair who has had the facilities adapted for her needs.’
- ‘Postan's strength was that he had an all-embracing explanation for everything that happened - namely, that the determining factor was population.’
- ‘He was methodical, all-embracing, and total as a criminal.’
- ‘After the foundation of the State, there had been several unsuccessful attempts to establish an all-embracing national farmers' union.’
- ‘Mysteries have been replaced with conspiracies, complex, all-embracing structures that nicely dovetail with the internet's global reach.’
- ‘Suddenly history could be all-embracing: no subject was beneath notice and inspection, no part of Scottish life could not make some contribution to the story.’
- ‘But there is not a single all-embracing protocol which defines existing practice around complaints and discipline.’
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