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[steyt-wahyd] /ˈsteɪtˈwaɪd/
extending throughout all parts of a state in the U.S.:
a statewide search.
throughout a state:
It was applauded statewide.
Origin of statewide
1910-15, Americanism; state + -wide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There may be a few scattered contests for legislative nominations, but the only statewide items on the ballot will be initiatives.
  • It would be even more likely than the statewide winner-take-all status quo to elect the loser.
  • After her two terms as mayor were up, she gained statewide recognition in her campaign to become lieutenant governor.
  • statewide testing of students, with penalties for failure, has run into opposition from parents across the political spectrum.
  • Even in statewide races, electoral politics is now a science, not an art.
  • She says she's seen this happen to dozens of people statewide, some of whom she got to in time to prevent some of their losses.
  • The company's chairman served on the governor's statewide re-election finance committee last year.
  • There's no real way to prepare for an in-semester statewide emergency.
  • The part timers there teach half of all courses offered statewide.
  • But the white population continued to decline statewide.

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