Examples of comprehensive in a Sentence
Natalie's every move was photographed, a documentation of a happy childhood as comprehensive as it was false. —John Gregory Dunne, New York Review of Books, 15 Jan. 2004
Inevitably, though, in so comprehensive an account, some important events and themes are cursorily checked off … —Isabel Fonseca, Times Literary Supplement, 29 Jan. 1993
Walcott proceeded to misinterpret these fossils in a comprehensive and thoroughly consistent manner … —Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life, 1989
a comprehensive overview of European history since the French Revolution
a comprehensive listing of all the paintings generally attributed to the Dutch artist Rembrandt
Recent Examples of comprehensive from the Web
Yet in a comprehensive analysis of the standardized-test scores in hundreds of districts nationwide, Berkeley and Chapel Hill have the widest and third-widest achievement gaps between black and white students.
The number had not fallen below one million since 1899, when comprehensive record-keeping began.
Congresswoman Soliz said the legislature is planning on doing a comprehensive study of how foreign retirees might be straining public resources.
According to data from the European Union, 17 member states have comprehensive smoke-free laws in place.
Earlier, Democrats in the Senate had approved a comprehensive budget plan that relies on a series of tax increases, but House Speaker Michael Madigan's members have been reluctant to embrace it amid a veto threat from Rauner.
The rezoning was spurred by comprehensive plans for the city as a whole and north Birmingham.
The more conservative Senate passed a comprehensive law months ago compelling transgender Texans to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates.
Valparaiso and the Porter County Sheriff's Department can merge their systems temporarily to provide a comprehensive views, Wood said.
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Origin and Etymology of comprehensive
First Known Use: 1614
COMPREHENSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of comprehensive for English Language Learners
: including many, most, or all things
: of or relating to a comprehensive school
COMPREHENSIVE Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of comprehensive
: covering completely or broadly a comprehensive insurance policy
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