breadth breadth  /b ˈrɛdθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the extent of something from side to side
  2. (n) the capacity to understand a broad range of topics

Usage(s):

  1. By the breadth of his crimes, which have attained a quasi-ontological dimension, he surpasses all his predecessors: as a result of Hitler, man is defined by what makes him inhuman.
  2. Attention is fastened by his breadth of black-gowned shoulder, breadth of fore head, breadth of jaw.
  3. He also acknowledged that given the breadth of the emergency, some municipalities had been slow in receiving aid.

News

  1. Demise of ‘Rock Center’ Shows Difficulty of Creating a Newsmagazine

    The NBC show was an ambitious effort to mimic the breadth of “60 Minutes,” but it never generated much of an audience. Friday is its last night.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Disappointing Fall for ‘Rock Center,’ a News Program With Big Ambitions

    The NBC show was an ambitious effort to mimic the breadth of “60 Minutes,” but it never generated much of an audience. Friday was its last night.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Stocks extend slide as China adds to worries

    The breadth of the sell-off was seen across global markets, and the Dow Jones falls 353 points, its biggest drop since November 2011.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

Quotes

  1. "The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering," US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: USA Today

  2. When defending his vote against Justice John Roberts' confirmation, Obama explained that the standard for a justice must be "one's deepest values, one's core concerns, one's broader perspectives on how the world works, and the depth and breadth of...
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Herald

  3. "I don't know that it's so much one thing that you could point to," Fouts said. "It was an attitude of fearlessness and aggressiveness and of fun. He was not afraid to try new things. He was not afraid to attack the entire length and breadth...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Dan Fouts Source: Lewiston Sun Journal

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