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b redth

  • n  the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
    a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject
  • n  the extent of something from side to side

  • 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.
  • Attention is fastened by his breadth of black-gowned shoulder, breadth of fore head, breadth of jaw.
  • The efforts and donations of the Hungarian-born businessman and his network encompass a breadth of philanthropic work, from $100 million for an Internet infrastructure for regional .
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  • Patrick Fitzgerald in USA Today
    The breadth of corruption laid out in these charges is staggering,US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says.
  • Barack Obama in Boston Herald
    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...
  • Dan Fouts in Lewiston Sun Journal
    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...

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