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The spores are broadly elliptical and purplish-brown, 7–85–6.

The spores are broadly elliptic-fusiform, black, opaque, 107.

The spores are broadly elliptical or subglobose, 6–7.5 long.

"Certainly I took it," said Jeffrey, smiling at Alston broadly.

The result was a broadly treated facsimile of the original drawing.

For somewhat too broadly had Bell smirked his sanctity on me.

Your friends, broadly speaking, must like the same sort of things as you.

Broadly speaking, it is not the facts which are in dispute, but the inference to be drawn from them.

Our popular religion, broadly speaking, means nothing to him.

Strangely enough, the two accounts are broadly opposed to each other.

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.

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