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Adj.1.all-encompassing - broad in scope or content; "across-the-board pay increases"; "an all-embracing definition"; "blanket sanctions against human-rights violators"; "an invention with broad applications"; "a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner; "granted him wide powers"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
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The 44-year-old blames it on the all-encompassing scenes that required him to become "totally single-minded".
Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers: Clint Eastwood's historic diptych about the Battle of Iwo Jima examines the nature of heroism and the tragic waste of war from an all-encompassing perspective.
There are two kinds of short stories: one, the moment-frozen-in-time dissection of a particular event; and two, the all-encompassing storytelling of a writer like Alice Munro, which is in essence a kind of abbreviated novel--a full-length narrative boiled down to its essential details, but which still tells an entire story.
Through an all-encompassing repositioning program, we expect to quickly realize value on this investment.
But here the rhizome's fragile network seemed to dissolve and disperse on sight, leaving the (arguably conservative) viewer to grasp for hints of all-encompassing meaning.
As head of the CIA's taxpayer-subsidized venture capital company, Yoran can continue that "bridge-building" effort as Washington works to build its all-encompassing cyber-security web.
Revealing how God steels His servants for their appointed tasks, Nehemiah: An Expositional Commentary deconstructs the holy text verse by verse and draws from it profound and all-encompassing truths: "If we will not obey him [Jesus Christ], live holy lives, and be his witness in this world, it is certain that no one else will.
Journey Into Motherhood is not an all-encompassing guidebook, and it certainly does not replace more comprehensive or explicit instructionals concerning health, execercises, diet, and prepartions for natural childbirth, but the 48 heartwarming tales are sure to kindle the spirit with the knowledge that childbirth is indeed an experience to look forward to, and offers suggestions toward creating an optimum birth to suit the mother's desires and needs.
No less bold or all-encompassing is this new book, in which Diamond considers the opposite end of the continuum, civilizations that collapsed.
It is also for any open-minded reader of any race, who is already sold on the all-encompassing nature of Christianity.
Our Guatemala trip had many highlights, but none so all-encompassing and hopeful as our visit to San Lucas Toliman.
Global aging is all-encompassing and will affect every man, woman and child anywhere in the world.