Examples of broad-brush in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of broad-brush was in 1954

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“Broad-brush.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broad-brush. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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