- s widely circulated or diffused
a widespread doctrine
widespread fear of nuclear war
- s distributed over a considerable extent
widespread nuclear fallout
- The illusion that such progress was permanent and irreversible seemed to take root alongside the high-yield hybrids, and the threat of widespread famine was assumed to have passed.
- Torture became widespread in the early 1990s, but was focused on Islamist militants and their families.
- The campaign reflects widespread disillusionment with the nation's young democracy just nine years after Mexico ended seven decades of one-party rule.
- Barack Obama in MWC News
The problems that led us into this crisis are deep and widespread, and our response must be equal to the task,Obama said on Saturday. "I will sign this legislation into law shortly, and we'll begin making the immediate investments...
- Susan Collins in Telegraph.co.uk
My hope is that we can fix the flaws in the bill and come together with a truly bipartisan bill that could garner widespread support,Mrs Collins said.
- Ernie Chambers in International Herald Tribune
Chambers says in his lawsuit that God has made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."