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all-embracing

[awl-em-brey-sing] /ˈɔl ɛmˈbreɪ sɪŋ/
adjective
1.
covering or applying to all; all-inclusive; blanket:
an all-embracing definition.
Origin of all-embracing
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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  • Even food for the horse was included in that all-embracing rent.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Varuna, the all-embracing sky, is also in many hymns a solar deity.

    History of Religion

    Allan Menzies
  • Their genius was fed by a wide sympathy and an all-embracing curiosity.

  • In that period of all-embracing activity, he began to study astronomy.

  • Now a word about the next form of this all-embracing precept.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • The jungle seems to be an all-embracing monster who mocks you with his silence.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • It was like being in love with each other, but an all-embracing, universal feeling.

    Short Stories Fiodor Dostoievski
  • He grips him by the arm, anxious to prove his all-embracing affection on the spot.

    Egholm and his God Johannes Buchholtz
  • True art is like what religion ought to be—all-sufficing and all-embracing.

    Where Art Begins Hume Nisbet
  • No sign of man, no life, no gap in nature's all-embracing sway.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England

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