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  1. broad in scope or content
    an invention with broad applications
    granted him wide powers
    an all-embracing definition
    a panoptic study of Soviet nationality
    blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    across-the-board pay increases
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How To Use across-the-board In A Sentence

  • Yet the fall in Hong Kong on Thursday was not across-the-board, as China-related shares outperformed blue chips and technology stocks.
  • Around 40 food-exporting countries have imposed some sorts of trade restriction of food: taxes, quotas or across-the-board bans.
  • The pay rise represented an across-the-board increase of between 9% for the highest paid and 32% for the lowest paid worker.
  • A challenge to across-the-board representationalism comes from experiences in modalities where it is unclear whether the experiences represent happenings in the space outside the body, such as gustation, olfaction, and experiences of afterimages. The Contents of Perception
  • PfP: “So, does the across-the-board dropping of the “us” mean our government is now a generic government, nothing special aboutit?” The Volokh Conspiracy » New Supreme Court Website and New URL
  • The initiative has across-the-board support.
  • In contrast to omnipresent weak AI, genetic engineering is minimal and very ambivalently regarded (so much for across-the-board optimism). [GUEST REVIEW] Athena Andreadis Reviews Shine: An Anthology of Near-Future Optimistic Science Fiction, edited by Jetse de Vries
  • In congressional testimony, he strongly disputed Gore's interpretation of climate science and called cap-and-trade a "tax" and "secular socialism". blasted Obama's support for carbon cap-and-trade, saying it "would have the effect of an across-the-board energy tax on every American". The Full Feed from
  • Does she order across-the-board budget cuts to bring the budget into compliance with the amendment?
  • The industry has yet to recover from an across-the-board revenue drop that followed the 2001 terrorist attacks.
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