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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BROADEST

It is national in the broadest sense of the term, and primative and forcible to intensity.

Its longest exponent is Comte, its broadest Mill and its thickest Spencer.

He prided himself on being able to speak the broadest of the dialect.

They were, one and all, from the broadest and best to the narrowest and least frequented, very dark.

There, on one of the broadest tombstones she saw sitting a circle of lamias.

No cragsman in broadest daylight could do such a thing, he asserted.

But the hospital, of course, is managed on the broadest lines.

The river was a noble one; the broadest that I had hitherto seen.

It is a work of broadest humanity, of most fanatical bigotry.

Philanthropy is not love for one's fellow-man in the broadest sense.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English brad "broad, flat, open, extended," from Proto-Germanic *braithaz (cf. Old Frisian bred, Old Norse breiðr, Dutch breed, German breit, Gothic brouþs), of unknown origin. Not found outside Germanic languages. No clear distinction in sense from wide. Related: Broadly. Broad-brim as a style of hat (1680s, broad-brimmed) in 18c.-19c. suggested "Quaker male" from their characteristic attire.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.