Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
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
- ‘What is needed is a comprehensive approach and an all-embracing system combating this evil.’
- ‘It seems that nothing is safe from the all-embracing incompetence of this Council.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘After the foundation of the State, there had been several unsuccessful attempts to establish an all-embracing national farmers' union.’
- ‘Propaganda becomes an all-embracing substitute for reality, requiring the party to eliminate any alternative sources of information.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But there is not a single all-embracing protocol which defines existing practice around complaints and discipline.’
- ‘He is the God of Coke and Pepsi, the all-embracing deity of McDonalds and Wal-Mart.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It is an all-embracing obedience which requires total submission from the believers, having no exception whatsoever.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Whatever ethnicity might be, the problem lies with its essentialized all-embracing interpretation, and this must be put aside.’
- ‘Mysteries have been replaced with conspiracies, complex, all-embracing structures that nicely dovetail with the internet's global reach.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘That all-embracing fear and its corollary, the urgency to succeed, creates the fragile ego and the insecurity that underlies all crimes of passion.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.