- comprehensive school,
- compressed air
Origin of comprehensive
Examples from the Web for comprehensively
He was comprehensively out-foxed by Salmond, the Scottish National Party leader, who now finds himself in a win-win position.Anarchy for the U.K.? British Leaders Panicking Over Scottish Vote for Independence|Nico Hines|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No news organization covered September 11, during or since, as comprehensively or as poignantly as the Times did.Inside Tania Head’s Terrible 9/11 Lie: ‘The Woman Who Wasn’t There’|Robin Gaby Fisher, Angelo J. Guglielmo, Jr.|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They were raised in a comprehensively political household, sons of the Marxist historian Ralph Miliband.
Drainage had not been as comprehensively planned as the London system.
This is the sort of unapologetically practical, comprehensively preventive measure we should be thinking of.
Now we find that we must comprehensively grasp and rightly use them all, and make a hobby of none.The Sabbath-School Index|Richard Gay Pardee
No other book in English has surveyed the whole field so comprehensively.Franz Liszt|James Huneker
Molly did not answer, except that at such moments the eyes speak solemnly and comprehensively.Wives and Daughters|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
He had four children: three boys and one girl, who were all well and comprehensively educated.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
Upon the French stage the minor assistants of the scene are comprehensively described as les choristes.A Book of the Play|Dutton Cook
"containing much," 1610s, from French comprehénsif, from Late Latin comprehensivus, from comprehens-, past participle stem of Latin comprehendere (see comprehend). Related: Comprehensively (mid-15c.); comprehensiveness.