The family of the Compositae furnishes altogether but a small number of useful plants in proportion to its extensiveness.
For example, a large interior flooded with light from concealed sources has the airiness and extensiveness of outdoors.
The extensiveness of the Government is the true ground of the oppression of the people.
The extensiveness of this domestic establishment frightened her a little at first.
We have nothing like the French stage in the suddenness and extensiveness of the popularity it gives men.
She has also pre-eminent advantages, as to the goodness and extensiveness of her market.
One remarkable fact about Dr. Manly was that of his extensiveness and variety of scholarship.
Records of the Virginia Company in London throw light on the extensiveness of the fish trade.
Thus lighting is productive of moods and illusions ranging from the mystery of crowding darkness to the extensiveness of outdoors.
He is however equal to anything, from the extensiveness of his education and genius.
"vast, far-reaching;" c.1600 of immaterial, c.1700 of material things; from Late Latin extensivus, from extens-, past participle stem of Latin extendere (see extend). Earlier in a medical sense, "characterized by swelling" (early 15c.). Related: Extensively; extensiveness.