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adverb & adjective
Extending throughout a city.as adjective ‘a citywide computer network’as adverb ‘sales citywide reached a four-year high’
- ‘An alarm sounded, and a citywide broadcast resounded through the walls.’
- ‘Contentions by opponents that the measure will cover about 200 workers citywide were bolstered by a short report released by the city manager last month.’
- ‘The work surpasses the normal spatial boundaries of the city; it covers walls citywide and exists in neighborhoods not ordinarily penetrated by working class youth.’
- ‘The problem is that local banks are now busy establishing their own network, without time to consider a complete citywide ATM network.’
- ‘And today he became one of the first to answer a citywide call for people to tie white ribbons to their doors or windows to send out an anti-war message to the world.’
- ‘‘Three guys in a bucket truck’ can get a citywide network set up in a matter of weeks, not months or years, he said.’
- ‘A city councillor has called for a citywide ban on smoking in public places, provoking anger from city pubs and students.’
- ‘Houses must be allocated on a citywide priority basis.’
- ‘The internet makes possible open publishing on a citywide and global scale.’
- ‘The Olympics carry a record security price tag of at least €1 billion that includes a planned citywide network of surveillance cameras and aerial patrols.’
- ‘Officials see a citywide wireless network as a potential revenue source, a way to bridge the digital divide and a means of attracting tourists.’
- ‘But as the movement has grown, it has successfully imposed its mandate on a wider array of businesses; one city has even passed a citywide living wage.’
- ‘Strategists who are adept at vote counting confided at the beginning of the summer that there were, so far, too few reliable votes to push through a sweeping citywide law that would reshape neighborhoods with affordable units.’
- ‘We are trying to come up with measures like extra care housing, reconfiguring home help services and expanding citywide alarms.’
- ‘Businesses might also pay a little extra to have a secure portion of the citywide network for their own use, he said.’
- ‘To understand local people's interest and level of participation in charity events, it has for the first time conducted a citywide survey, only to find most of the city's enterprises very unco-operative.’
- ‘At the time the decision to apply for trust status was made, it was undergoing citywide changes, and there was a sense of innovation throughout the city.’
- ‘But before that there would be a citywide publicity campaign, including adverts on buses, in cinemas and in newspapers.’
- ‘We are committed to citywide consultation which will allow everybody to put their views forward.’
- ‘The city government on April 20 kicked off a weekly citywide campaign to protect intellectual property rights from infringement.’
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