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  • n. The state of being exhaustive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or state of being exhaustive.

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Examples

  • Not that this word calls for censure in itself; but when packed into a sentence with snow-white, green, and shrimp-pink, it contributes noticeably to that effect of brief and startling exhaustiveness which is one variety of what we have stigmatized as efficiency. [back]

    Americanisms.

  • They are a very normal couple with two kids who are sort of worn down by the exhaustiveness of their life and are jolted by the fact that a couple they know, good friends of theirs (Mark Ruffalo and Kristen Wiig) who seemed to be fine, are now getting divorced.

    First look: 'Date Night' rekindles love and laughs in marriage

  • Substitute imagination for exhaustiveness, and inventiveness for research.

    Genre Fiction

  • One might also refer to this as a certain kind of "intelligence" that sets the work apart from other works in which the guiding principle does seem to be an "exhaustiveness" of presentation, a fabricated authenticity that comes from dissociated details rather than a more adventurous literary imagination.

    Genre Fiction

  • But occasional clumsiness — amid far more exhaustiveness and skill — does not equal cover-up (the usual CT charge) by the Warren Commission, whose august members shrank from fighting back when their report came under attack.

    A Knoll of One’s Own

  • In this episode, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss the exhaustiveness of the Star Trek Blu-Ray special features and try to figure out what, if anything, Twilight: New Moon has in common with the Halo series of videogames.

    The /Filmcast: After Dark - Ep. 78 - Star Trek Special Features and New Moon Extravaganza (GUEST: C. Robert Cargill from Aint It Cool News) | /Film

  • It seemed to sit rather uneasily with his insistence on the exhaustiveness of the Constitutional text to the exclusion of unwritten “traditions”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Guess the Author

  • M. John Harrison offers advice for fantasy writers: Substitute imagination for exhaustiveness, and inventiveness for research.

    SF Tidbits for 10/6/07

  • Thomasson (1999, chapter 8) distinguishes categories in terms of what relations of dependence a purported entity has or lacks on mental states (and a second dimension distinguished in terms of what relations of dependence a purported entity has or lacks on spatio-temporally located objects), so that the law of the excluded middle alone ensures mutual exclusiveness and exhaustiveness of the categories distinguished.

    Categories

  • This is the level of detail that the PGP requires the 100,000 volunteers to reveal about themselves, a list staggering in its exhaustiveness.

    How the Personal Genome Project Could Unlock the Mysteries of Life

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