- in a universal manner; in every instance or place; without exception.
Origin of universally
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Examples from the Web for universally
While this deferred action is controversial in the United States, in Mexico, what Obama did is universally popular.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
January 6, 2015
Restaurant described latkes as “Mini hash browns,” which he thinks is why they are so universally beloved.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
He is far from universally loved, however, scoring particularly badly among women voters.Aaahm Ooot! SNP Leader Salmond Quits After Failed Vote
September 19, 2014
By using some sort of filter—like, perhaps, a universally understood saying—the trait is more easily conveyed.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality
September 18, 2014
Much of the baggage that Charles carries is universally known.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
They were, therefore, not only universally prevalent, but were reckoned as virtues.Freeland
Note: This universally known fable is traditionally narrated.
He was twenty years of age, and universally popular because of his beauty and talent.
The executive started at mention of that universally known number.The Planetoid of Peril
But it is universally acknowledged that he slew them all fairly.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
- everywhere or in every case; without exceptionthis principle applies universally
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Word Origin and History for universally
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