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attributive Covering the whole of something.‘she returned with an all-over tan’
omnipresent, ever-present, present everywhere, everywhere, all over the place, pervasive, all-pervasive, universal, worldwide, globalView synonyms
- ‘The easiest way to have all-over healthy skin is to get enough sleep.’
- ‘And did you get metallic black with a black roof (which I think would look cool, but doesn't seem to be an option) or is it all-over metallic black?’
- ‘The black and red colour mix signals the return of a style of dressing that has been forgotten in recent seasons: the use of black or neutrals offset by smaller areas of colour, as opposed to total, all-over colour saturation.’
- ‘Use this all-over body scrub before bathing to deep-cleanse and loosen surface impurities.’
- ‘At first each colour was in separate small cells, then in larger fields containing different colours juxtaposed and finally the whole surface was enamelled in all-over patterns including millefiori.’
- ‘Women tend to lose their hair in an all-over thinning pattern, while men tend to experience a receding hairline and general balding over the crown and temples.’
- ‘She applied warm lowlights where the grey was most obvious, then an all-over gloss to enhance my new auburn colouring.’
- ‘We envisioned an all-over warm, cozy, casual dinner, so we jazzed up our table with some simple crafty touches in silver, gold and red.’
- ‘Stencils, rather than hand-painting, worked much better for creating an all-over pattern on the sculptures.’
- ‘By the time you've had an all-over aromatherapy massage, a hyrdotherapy treatment or two and a pedicure and manicure, you'll be too blissed out to move, never mind dress for dinner.’
- ‘The solution in the airbrush contains self-tanner, bronzer and a moisturizer, and results in a perfectly even all-over tan.’
- ‘Follow your aerobic exercise with ten minutes of squats, press-ups, sit-ups and back extensions for a quick all-over basic workout.’
- ‘The long sandy sweeps of the French Riviera offer themselves up entirely, submissively, to Mediterranean beach culture, with its parasols, its all-over tans, its boring, endless games of beach tennis.’
- ‘Its all-over easy listening holds your attention each time, providing you with something new to discover - you will listen to this album again and again.’
- ‘Whether or not you liked her voice - and there were some, believe it or not, for whom that remarkably raw vocal was more painful than an all-over sandpaper massage - there was certainly no ignoring it.’
- ‘I still feel lousy, but at least my head's stopped banging and the all-over body aching and shivers have subsided a bit (for now, anyway).’
- ‘Was she the one who gave you such a nice all-over tan?’
- ‘As it turns out, I've recently been fighting shy of the hairdresser's all-over clipper attack, and as my hair has grown a little longer I've discovered something that puts every Bad Hair Day I've ever suffered in the shade.’
- ‘Is it okay for men to have all-over body waxes?’
- ‘My experience with naturopaths is that they seem to have more time to discuss related and all-over health issues than some of the medical doctors I've been to.’
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