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Including or considering all elements or aspects; fully comprehensive.‘the guide outlines every bus route in exhaustive detail’
comprehensive, all-inclusive, complete, full, full-scale, all-embracing, all-encompassing, encyclopedic, thorough, in-depth, thoroughgoing, extensive, intensive, all-out, profound, far-reaching, sweeping, umbrellaView synonyms
- ‘There have been other articles in British newspapers but I think the above is the most exhaustive study of the lot.’
- ‘In terms of generic iconography, Alphaville is truly exhaustive in its attention to detail.’
- ‘Please be mindful that this is not an exhaustive collection, nor is this a representative sample.’
- ‘This is by no means an exhaustive list - but it clearly shows that there's no such thing as a risk-free summer.’
- ‘Police were led to the stash following an exhaustive investigation, codenamed Operation Elect.’
- ‘After exhaustive testing they found that a long track in the circuit board had functioned as the antenna.’
- ‘It also explores in exhaustive detail the way Wilson was out maneuvered at Versailles and how he left a broken man.’
- ‘These are only a few examples which are neither comprehensive nor exhaustive.’
- ‘What would constitute a special circumstance defied definition or exhaustive categorisation.’
- ‘This was not an exhaustive survey but the experiences of our stranded motorists varied substantially.’
- ‘The list is by no means exhaustive but it does capture some of the main elements.’
- ‘This essay has attempted to outline his themes and methods without claiming to be an exhaustive study.’
- ‘After an exhaustive investigation, we received a full copy of the report, which was sent to us and translated for us.’
- ‘Her body has never been found despite exhaustive searches by police.’
- ‘The results of an exhaustive study into masculinity were published this week and they make for illuminating reading.’
- ‘We have been taught to conduct exhaustive studies of our chosen fields.’
- ‘Even after going through this exhaustive process there is no guarantee that you will have chosen the right manager.’
- ‘There are plenty of books that offer an exhaustive account of those issues, and I took them to be the context for my story.’
- ‘My list is not exhaustive, but rest assured, the most diligent research is ongoing.’
- ‘The campaign group said it sent the Government an exhaustive memo detailing the allegations in July.’
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