American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Applying to or including everything: an all-embracing definition of art.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. broad in scope or content.
- adj. broad in scope or content
- all + embracing (Wiktionary)
“Indeed, before entering the first of two main spaces devoted to the exhibit, you encounter five 1968 lithographs inspired by the poet Pablo Neruda's epic work, "Canto General," an all-embracing distillation of Latin American history, geography and culture.”
“The critics were generally positive about the movie, though many felt it piled on so many conspiracy theories and proved so all-embracing in its denouncement of the ways of politics and environmental regulation that viewers might get overwhelmed with details or lost in an explosion of exposes.”
“The images of his apocalyptic dream life and waking nightmares are mesmerizing, and eventually all-embracing, as the boundaries between reality and dementia blur in what amounts to a psychological thriller.”
“I am a Catholic, and albeit in my adulthood I've come to realize that my religion is not as all-embracing, compassionate, and christian as we sermonize from the pulpit, I can identify with the solace gained from quiet moments of prayer in an empty church.”
“A rather lukewarm description by American standards, but if you really go into a discussion with many Danes I am quite sure most will step away from both outright atheism and all-embracing religion, saying something like "Well, I am sure there is something more but ...”
“By means of his all-embracing love and mercy, God tends to the welfare of the universe, including the posthumous realms.”
“For this, we need something absolutely necessary that consequently has all-embracing reality.”
“My totality of thought was precipitated to consciousness in a single all-embracing flash.”
“But the dividing wall between the two conditions is curiously permeable, as they often are between other categories of mental illness; they are in fact loose and all-embracing.”
“The introduction of an all-embracing licensing system is something they would probably wear if it was simply a case of underlining the FA's backstop – but ultimately ceremonial – powers.”
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