By going out with such a broad exemption, they, too, were moving the chains.
The Eighty-ninth Congress was potentially more fertile ground for the broad range of controversial programs on his dream agenda.
But Kibbe never addresses the fact that MLK called for more involvement of the federal government in a broad swath of public life.
In my experience, these fathers fall into two broad categories.
A broad, sexy, and distinctly feline grin is the habitual finishing touch.
A broad path of silver glinted on the inky waters of the river.
We have all suffered in our turn, I dare say, though the case is not always so broad an one as this.
The blade was broad, with the edge of a razor and the point of a needle.
Then they looked into an opium joint, where the smokers were reclining on broad benches.
Even the broad face of the sheriff was crinkled suspiciously.
Old English brad "broad, flat, open, extended," from Proto-Germanic *braithaz (cf. Old Frisian bred, Old Norse breiðr, Dutch breed, German breit, Gothic brouþs), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic languages. No clear distinction in sense from wide. Related: Broadly. Broad-brim as a style of hat (1680s, broad-brimmed) in 18c.-19c. suggested "Quaker male" from their characteristic attire.
"woman," slang, 1911, perhaps suggestive of broad (adj.) hips, but it also might trace to American English abroadwife, word for a woman (often a slave) away from her husband. Earliest use of the slang word suggests immorality or coarse, low-class women. Because of this negative association, and the rise of women's athletics, the track and field broad jump was changed to the long jump c.1967.
[1910+; probably from the notion ''broad in the beam'']