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 Meanings and Examples of COMPREHENSIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
Classic Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
1  From this day natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became nearly my sole occupation.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
2  With which, to my infinite surprise, he included us all in a comprehensive bow, and disappeared; his manner being extremely distant, and his face extremely pale.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3  Looking round him in the twilight of the horse-box, Vronsky unconsciously took in once more in a comprehensive glance all the points of his favorite mare.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
4  Now the various species of whales need some sort of popular comprehensive classification, if only an easy outline one for the present, hereafter to be filled in all its departments by subsequent laborers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
5  After some minutes spent in this way, Miss Bertram, observing the iron gate, expressed a wish of passing through it into the park, that their views and their plans might be more comprehensive.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  The manager was very placid, he had no vital anxieties now, he took us both in with a comprehensive and satisfied glance: the 'affair' had come off as well as could be wished.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
7  Bossuet had the comprehensive glance of a fasting Hannibal.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
8  Absence from the school enables me to lose sight of the unimportant details of the work, and study it in a broader and more comprehensive manner than I could do on the grounds.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
9  He fancied that she nodded her comprehension; and with that scant solace he had to trudge off through the rain.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
10  The twins looked at each other and nodded, but without comprehension.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
11  Life and feeling and comprehension were beginning to flow back into her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
12  It was beyond their comprehension that they no longer had a hundred slaves to do the work.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
13  It was beyond their comprehension that an O'Hara lady should do manual labor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
14  It was beyond her comprehension that anyone could love Suellen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
15  He felt there was something unbecoming about a woman understanding fractions and business matters and he believed that, should a woman be so unfortunate as to have such unladylike comprehension, she should pretend not to.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  Two very clear and comprehensive handbooks are available.
2  We offer you a comprehensive training in all aspects of the business.
3  The computer comes with a comprehensive owner's manual.
4  The idea was to create a comprehensive road map of the Web.
5  We offer our customers a comprehensive range of financial products.
6  Our comprehensive range of benefits includes pension and health insurance.
7  Nine out of ten secondary school children are in comprehensive schools.
8  The Rough Guide to Nepal is a comprehensive guide to the region.
9  She has a comprehensive grasp of the subject.
10  Dr Johnson undertook the task of writing a comprehensive English dictionary.
11  Mr. Skubel has since completed what he describes as a comprehensive two-week training program and is now setting up his franchise in his hometown.
12  A current and comprehensive encyclopedia covers all the major branches of knowledge from astrophysics to Zimbabwe.
13  President Bush said the attacks will be sustained, comprehensive and relentless.
14  I hired a car the day after landing and bought a comprehensive book of maps, which is most helpful on the cross country.
15  The report calls for a comprehensive modernization of the monarchy to bring it more into line with other European constitutional monarchies.