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Wide-ranging   /waɪd-rˈeɪndʒɪŋ/   Listen
Wide-ranging

adjective
1.
Including much.
2.
Widely different.  Synonym: varied.  "Varied ethnic traditions of the immigrants"






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"Wide-ranging" Quotes from Famous Books



... Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopted wide-ranging social, legal, and political reforms. After a period of one-party rule, an experiment with multi-party politics led to the 1950 election victory of the opposition Democratic Party and the peaceful transfer of power. Since then, ...
— The 2007 CIA World Factbook • United States

... so widely over a large part of the Archipelago that it is impossible to trace them as having come from any one part rather than from another. There are fifty-seven such species in my list, and besides these there are thirty-five more which, though peculiar to the Timor group, are yet allied to wide-ranging forms. Deducting these ninety-two species, we have nearly a hundred birds left whose relations with those of other ...
— The Malay Archipelago - Volume I. (of II.) • Alfred Russel Wallace

... hears the same slang and much the same general conversation from New Haven to Los Angeles. But this monotony is superficial. Beneath the surface there are infinite strainings and divergences—the peasant immigrant working toward, the well-established provincial holding to, the wide-ranging mind of the intellectual working away from, this dead level of conventional standards. Where we are going, it is not yet possible to say. Quite certainly not toward an un-British culture. Most certainly not toward a culture merely neo-English. But in any case, it is because ...
— Definitions • Henry Seidel Canby



Words linked to "Wide-ranging" :   large, diversified, big



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