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[awl-em-brey-sing] /ˈɔl ɛmˈbreɪ sɪŋ/
covering or applying to all; all-inclusive; blanket:
an all-embracing definition.
Origin of all-embracing
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lame, blind, traumatised and paraplegic children have been absorbed into this unorthodox all-embracing family.
  • It is model so all-embracing as to be virtually meaningless.
  • Furthermore, his all-embracing alternate universes encourage you to sketch them out in your head.
  • The information in this book cannot be called the orthodoxy, because there is no generally agreed, all-embracing canon.
  • The empathy the film extends to its characters may be evenly distributed, but it isn't all-embracing.
  • With a wonderfully all-embracing vision, it allows for patriotism, abject panic and everything in between.
  • The house has two full stories and a third level in the lea of the all-embracing gable roof.
  • Patronage and mutual obligations are the center of an all-embracing system.
  • Letters had a specific role in the reformatory culture due to the all-embracing aim of surveillance and cure.
  • It also was simple and all-embracing-but these it carried to the point of being faults rather than virtues.

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