- extending throughout the nation: The incident aroused nationwide interest.
Origin of nationwide
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It was scheduled for a nation-wide half hour run in prime time on Oct. 27th, 1964.Remembering Reagan’s Defining Speech
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He cites its nation-wide town-hall meetings to encourage people to hire those with autism.“Autism Speaks”- but Should Everyone Listen?
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If the first 10 amendments were each put to a vote on nation-wide ballot initiatives, how would they fare?P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?
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In the nation-wide crusade against gay marriage, Schubert was king.The Man Behind NOM’s New War on Transgender Students
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Manhattan in the early 20th century was the real capital of the nation-wide business and banking elites.The New Heat Center
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The Administration's first nation-wide appeal was for money.
On the 172 railroads there are at present nation-wide wage scales.The Settlement of Wage Disputes
This custom would give us nation-wide knowledge and sympathy.Your National Parks
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The interest in the result of these researches has become all but nation-wide.
Demonstrations, in the streets, 41-42;to become of nation-wide magnitude, 57.Our Revolution
- covering or available to the whole of a nation; nationala nationwide survey
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Word Origin and History for nation-wide
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