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all-embracing

[awl-em-brey-sing]
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  1. covering or applying to all; all-inclusive; blanket: an all-embracing definition.
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Origin of all-embracing

First recorded in 1820–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


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Historical Examples

  • 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.