across a wide area:Seismologists say the earthquake was broadly felt because the hard granite in the area of the epicenter strongly conducts ground motion.
to a great extent; widely: Which of these principles and values do you think are the most broadly shared by your neighbors?
to a similar extent; generally: Production is expected to be broadly in line with last year’s, setting us up for another record harvest.
in a widely diffused or bright manner:The curtains opened, revealing several characters milling about on a broadly lit stage.
in a way that is not limited, narrow, or overly specific: Network-connected computers are broadly categorized as either servers or workstations.
in a plain, clear, or bold manner:She knew immediately that the broadly scrawled handwriting on the note was her brother’s.Most of the people in these photographs are grinning broadly and looking directly into the camera.
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How to use broadly in a sentence
These are two different approaches to a healthier lifestyle, and even within broad definitions such as these, there might be some things you like and others you don’t.
It also built the broad deltas that form where rivers meet the sea.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them | Alison Pearce Stevens | September 17, 2020 | Science News For Students
If a country decides to greenlight CRISPR babies, it should first reach out to the broader public to discuss social and ethical concerns, and only then approve experimental plans.A CRISPR Baby Future? New Report Outlines Path to Human Germline Editing | Shelly Fan | September 15, 2020 | Singularity Hub
It’s part of a broader environment dedicated to building up minority entrepreneurs.Cincinnati’s Secret Sauce to Help Minority Businesses Succeed | Nick Fouriezos | September 15, 2020 | Ozy
Former employees said that Dalio’s broader profile has distracted him from the firm.The losses continue to pile up for hedge fund king Ray Dalio | Bernhard Warner | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
But it is too early to tell if the changes he helped unleash will prove sustainable, or if they will broadly serve our citizenry.
More broadly, the media as a whole were afraid to break ranks.The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame | Michael Tomasky | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With such broadly defined legislation, playing by the rules may not be worth the risk for some companies.The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules Do Not See Women as Equals’ | Aurora Snow | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Interpreted more broadly, the phrase loses meaning: what constitutes the necessary threshold of realism?
He clumsily sipped from the dainty straw of a blasphemously non-bourbon beverage and smiled broadly as he talked to fellow bros.
broadly speaking, the new money will be altogether too good to meet this particular need.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
But speaking broadly, consumption goods, present or future, are the end in sight of the industrial struggle.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Within the sunbonnets were three equally rosy faces, of varying sizes, each smiling broadly and each full of a friendly curiosity.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
He was engaged in telling some bit of pioneer reminiscence—something broadly pleasant.Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
The display consists of the Royal arms, well and broadly defined, with a crown above them, and a lion above all.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus