• WordNet 3.6
    • adj all-embracing broad in scope or content "across-the-board pay increases","an all-embracing definition","blanket sanctions against human-rights violators","an invention with broad applications","a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner","granted him wide powers"
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains”
  • Woody Allen
    “Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.”
  • Arnold Bennett
    “Essential characteristic of the really great novelist: a Christ-like, all-embracing compassion.”


In literature:

He must embrace it all, complete it all.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
The hour of parting came all too soon, and with many tears and embraces the young travellers were sent on their way.
"Grandmother Elsie" by Martha Finley
After all, what inconvenience or danger can it be to embrace their law?
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
It embraces in its own more abstract being all the arts.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
A "theatre of operations" is usually defined as embracing all the territory we seek to take possession of or to defend.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
How dost thou question me, embracing all matters at once!
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
Altruism embraces the good of all, thus including patriotism.
"Beethoven" by George Alexander Fischer
Let us return to our legitimate home, and all jars and all quarrels will be lost in embraces.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The dualistic hierarchy is almost all-embracing.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
He repeatedly embraced all that were equal to him in age.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The brothers, the five Pandavas, the son of Draupadi, and the invincible son of Subhadra, will all embrace thy feet.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
There, after his mother's embrace, he grinned sheepishly upon us all.
"Philip Winwood" by Robert Neilson Stephens
She embraced him with all tenderness; then arose and began to run with him about the garden.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
And then one must be musical in an all-embracing sense to attain it.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
He was looking at me; then he turned and embraced me, before all those observing ladles!
"Piano Mastery" by Harriette Brower
The clause is unequivocal and all-embracing.
"The Economic Consequences of the Peace" by John Maynard Keynes
All summer long we are imprisoned in foliage, locked up in a leafy embrace.
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
Such are the ample and diversified powers of Congress, embracing all those powers which enter into sovereignty.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863" by Various
I awoke, and found myself rolling on the floor, embracing the bolster with all my might.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
Yuan, completeness or plenitude, is the doctrine of the Lotus which embraces all aspects of religion.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot

In poetry:

Jesu, my Belovèd,
Come to me alone;
In Thy sweet embraces
Make me all Thine own.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
PAUL. Then to witness two embraces
Does not look at all suspicious?--
Was it malice, then, in me,
Not plain seeing?
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
A languor creeps throughout my blood,
Whose happy workings move
The heart to its sublimest mood
Of all-embracing love.
"O, Summer Day" by Alexander Anderson
The glorious sky embracing all
Is like the Maker's love,
Wherewith encompassed, great and small
In peace and order move.
"Septuagesima Sunday" by John Keble
With wisdom, charity, and zeal,
May we its blessings trace;
That all to whom we shall appeal
Those blessings may embrace.
"Prayer For Divine Blessing" by John Pierpont
He came, all helpless, to thy power,
For warmth, and love, and birth;
In thy embraces, every hour,
He grew into the earth.
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald

In news:

The day came to an emotional crescendo when after the sentencing, See's father embraced Mavima, letting him know that despite all that happened, he was forgiven .
Embrace generalizations about us all.
If this were the much-fabled "peaceable kingdom" I'd embrace all the little furry varmints that skitter across my tackroom floor or nestle inside my hay bales.
Barack Hussein Obama made history on Tuesday when he became the first black president of the United States, calling on all Americans to reject fear and embrace a renewed sense of personal responsibility.
S hakespeare's Globe, the open-air London playhouse that helped win modern audiences over to all-weather outdoor theatergoing, is embracing the great indoors.
Shakespeare's Globe, the open-air London playhouse that helped win modern audiences over to all-weather outdoor theatergoing, is embracing the great indoors.
LONDON (AP) — Shakespeare's Globe, the open-air London playhouse that helped win modern audiences over to all-weather outdoor theatergoing, is embracing the great indoors.
Viewers of all ages are encouraged to embrace their inner child, and specifically their innocent sense of wonder, in this tale based on William Joyce's book series The Guardians of Childhood.
There is a pill to treat it, and there are three men, all connected by a faded Polaroid snapshot, caught in its warm and suffocating embrace.
Atomic Learning provides more than 16 million individuals in more than 45 countries with resources that allow educators and learners of all ages to embrace technology.
Most of all, embracing the promise of online learning requires leadership.
Players and coaches on both sides embrace all that Saturday’s UNC-ECU game represents.
She had an embracing sensibility that attracted many friends and will be missed by them all.
The speakeasy trend may be old news, but we've spied a new fad emerging that embraces the current craze for all things 1920s: jazz clubs tucked within luxury hotels.
Beverage manufacturers and all food processors must embrace the new, smaller American household.

In science:

From a general perspective, that embraces all kinds of waves, the physics of reflection is well understood: mismatched impedances generate the reflected and transmitted waves, while the application of the proper boundary conditions at the discontinuity provides the corresponding amplitude coefficients1 .
Constructing Fresnel reflection coefficients by ruler and compass
The sub–arcsecond PSF of the Chandra data overcome this problem, however we find that the correcti ons for point –sources are modest and comparable with the extrap olation uncertainties that arise from Chandra’s field of view which is too small to embrace all of the extended emission from clusters at z=0.2.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
Meanwhile mathematicians kept discovering new and new examples of simple modular Lie algebras until Kostrikin and Shafarevich ([KS]) formulated a conjecture embracing all previously found examples for p > 7.
New simple modular Lie superalgebras as generalized prolongs
Researchers discovered more and more of new examples of simple modular Lie algebras for decades until Kostrikin and Shafarevich ([KSh]) formulated a conjecture embracing all previously found examples for p > 7.
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras
While an all-embracing generic approach is closer in concept to what an organization may ultimately need to accomplish, the requirements of addressing non-technological issues may put substantial hurdles in the path of realizing it.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
The opacity-verify p roblem is all the more interesting to consider that it naturally demonstrates how the paradigm of opacity condition embraces opacity issues investigated in the recent literature of Control Theory [17, 8].
Opacity Issues in Games with Imperfect Information
However, one should always remember that all conservative interpretations should be tried and rejected before one embraces such a speculative interpretation of cosmicray data.
Testing Fundamental Physics with High-Energy Cosmic Rays
In spite, however, of having won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the photon it is not clear that Einstein, even to the end of his life16 , ever embraced the concept, trivially accepted by all practitioners of experimental High Energy Physics, that the photon is a elementary particle like any other such.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
We give a simplified classification in accordance to the purposes of the present paper; in principle, it embraces all the cases considered by Freud.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
Although Einstein would toy with this idea again in 1915, briefly embracing the idea advanced by Gustav Mie that all interactions were fundamentally electromagnetic, at this time the vanishing trace was physically inadmissible.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
It interpreted the Weak Anthropic Principle as a selection effect: “any cosmological observations made by astronomers are biassed by an all-embracing selection effect: our own existence” (, pp.15 – 16), but this selection effect is interpreted in a multiverse setting (p.19).
Editorial note to "Large number coincidences and the anthropic principle in cosmology"
The C P violaton in weak interaction is not universal, does not embrace all weak processes unlike C and P violation.
Particle Mixing and CP-Violation
Unlike C and P violation, C P violation does not embrace all weak processes. C P violation is observed in the semi-leptonic and weak hadronic decays of mesons.
Particle Mixing and CP-Violation
While these are all well-intentioned efforts, they miss the point: we must get out of the accepting-rejecting business altogether and instead embrace the true spirit of scientific engagement, which I term true peer review.
True Peer Review
The g -vector should embrace both zero-order and all possible higher-order homology.
Axioms for the g-vector of general convex polytopes