run the gamut


: to encompass an entire range of something
Her emotions ran the gamut from joy to despair.

Examples of run the gamut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beaver’s other acting credits run the gamut from a two-episode stint on the 1970s soap Dallas to a repeat turn on ‘90s comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun to regular spots on prestige dramas Deadwood (2004–2006) and Justified (2011–2013). Sara Netzley,, 26 May 2024 These stories also run the gamut of motherhood, from the moment of conception, in Eden’s case, to Lana fulfilling her mother-of-the-bride duties at her adult daughter’s wedding. Cady Lang, TIME, 24 May 2024 From car camping to backcountry treks, tents run the gamut in terms of design, materials, and features — not to mention capacity. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 23 May 2024 The best places to spend Christmas, in our book, run the gamut from European towns with storybook Christmas markets to Asian megacities with over-the-top light displays—and even merry mainstays right here in the U.S. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Nov. 2023 Accommodations in Costa Rica run the gamut from backpacker-friendly hostels to five-star resorts. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2024 Read more: The History Behind the Met Gala Past attendees have run the gamut from tennis star Serena Williams to U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Cady Lang, TIME, 2 May 2024 The first 11 experiences unveiled on Wednesday run the gamut from an overnight stay in the Musée d’Orsay’s iconic clock room to an intimate living room performance by Doja Cat. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 May 2024 The humans, on the other hand, run the gamut, with excitement, fear, happiness and devastation all on the table. Callie Holtermann, New York Times, 13 May 2024

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“Run the gamut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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