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For example, a large interior flooded with light from concealed sources has the airiness and extensiveness of outdoors.

Thus lighting is productive of moods and illusions ranging from the mystery of crowding darkness to the extensiveness of outdoors.

We have nothing like the French stage in the suddenness and extensiveness of the popularity it gives men.

On the contrary, it is eight miles in length, and has to me a character of greatness and extensiveness about it.

The extensiveness of this domestic establishment frightened her a little at first.

She has also pre-eminent advantages, as to the goodness and extensiveness of her market.

The bulk and extensiveness of our produce required vessels to carry it to foreign countries.

One remarkable fact about Dr. Manly was that of his extensiveness and variety of scholarship.

Records of the Virginia Company in London throw light on the extensiveness of the fish trade.

He is however equal to anything, from the extensiveness of his education and genius.

WORD ORIGIN

"vast, far-reaching;" c.1600 of immaterial, c.1700 of material things; from Late Latin extensivus, from extens-, past participle stem of Latin extendere (see extend). Earlier in a medical sense, "characterized by swelling" (early 15c.). Related: Extensively; extensiveness.

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