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It was exhaustive and trenchant, and produced a great effect.

This conclusion he had arrived at only after most exhaustive study.

I do not pretend to give you an exhaustive catalogue of such.

After exhaustive investigation (zero data) he still wondered.

The most complete and exhaustive volume of the kind with which we are acquainted.

The fragment concludes what was doubtless an exhaustive description.

"Pigs" not so good; however "Wheel-barrows" excellent and exhaustive.

This is the most complete notice that has appeared and the bibliography is exhaustive.

It was a thorough, exhaustive, orderly code of rules and regulations.

It is clear enough that this distribution is exhaustive, thus: 1.

WORD ORIGIN

1780s, from exhaust + -ive. Related: Exhaustively; exhaustiveness.

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