covering or applying to all parts, types, things, or people; all-inclusive or all-encompassing; blanket: Revolution, as opposed to reform, is something radical and all-embracing, touching all aspects of society.
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How to use all-embracing in a sentence
It was love that opened Cervantes's eye, and it is in all-embracing love that Shakespeare was deficient.Tolstoy on Shakespeare | Leo Tolstoy
Look how some lie still clench'd with savages In all-embracing death, their bloody hands Glued in each other's hair!The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
If so, we shall have gained an insight into a process of nature which is all-embracing and universal in our experience.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
The great, wide-stretching earth and the all-embracing sky—the birthright of us all—are what I care most to look at.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3) | George Eliot
These mythological features, however, were combined with the idea of an all-embracing, divine rule of law.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt