in every sense of the word


: in every possible way
The book is a classic in every sense of the word.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This is an uneven movie in every sense of the word. Chris Snellgrove,, 9 Nov. 2022 At age 32, Logano has the most experience in every sense of the word. Cole Cusumano, The Arizona Republic, 6 Nov. 2022 The impact has been immensely positive in every sense of the word. Griselda Flores, Billboard, 26 Jan. 2022 The flip side is also true: Defending against burnout requires a solid foundation of wellness in every sense of the word. Neil Khaund, Forbes, 4 May 2023 Upon hearing about Loudermilk, Marx calls in a mysterious new character (in every sense of the word) to talk to the team. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 12 Sep. 2021 Some will cheer the diversity, in every sense of the word, of the new class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, one that includes Willie Nelson, Missy Elliott, Rage Against the Machine and The Spinners. Paul Grein, Billboard, 3 May 2023 With a $200 million budget and a runtime that tops out at more than 3 hours and 20 minutes, the film is vast in every sense of the word (moviegoers with weak bladders be warned!). Brent Lang, Variety, 27 Apr. 2023 The tenth candidate to interview for the Colts head coaching job is a football lifer in every sense of the word. The Indianapolis Star, 21 Jan. 2023 See More

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“In every sense of the word.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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