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universal
 a.  relating to the entire world or all within the world; affecting all; present everywhere
Example Sentence: (143 in 10 pages)
1  Perhaps it is the almost universal use of flavourings that makes it so hard to tell the products apart.
2  Food, like sex, is a subject of almost universal interest.
3  All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
4  The insurance industry has produced its own proposals for universal health care.
5  This leaves no doubt as to the universal and abiding significance of the Kingdom concept.
6  Education should be a universal right and not a privilege.
7  Some of the teachers are technical specialists, but this is far from universal.
8  Such problems are a universal feature of old age.
9  Several writers have posited the idea of a universal consciousness.
10  He became an object of universal derision.
11  It is an almost universal truth that the more we are promoted in a job, the less we actually exercise the skills we initially used to perform it.
12  An optimistic theory of evolutionary progress was surreptitiously beginning to replace the pessimistic doctrine of universal decay.
13  This augurs well for the future and underlines the truth that music as a universal language is an important resource for ecumenism.
14  Today when a corporation loses a court decision the universal punishment they incur is that they are made to pay a fine.
15  He introduced universal health care for all MA citizens and his prototype was the blueprint for what Arnold was introducing in CA.
Classic Sentence: (181 in 13 pages)
1  White flour was scarce and so expensive that corn bread was universal instead of biscuits, rolls and waffles.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  There was universal rejoicing in that holiday season, rejoicing and thankfulness that the tide was turning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  Scarlett, though filled with the universal Southern desire to believe only the pleasantest and most reassuring things about the progress of the fighting, felt cold as she watched the motley ranks go by.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  "I wouldn't put much beyond her," was the universal attitude.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
5  Since she had been brought up to be ornamental, she could hardly blame herself for failing to serve any practical purpose; but the discovery put an end to her consoling sense of universal efficiency.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
6  Carol kicked off her silver slippers, and ignored the universal glance at her arches.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
7  Dave had given verdict, "What these mouthy youngsters that hang around the pool-room need is universal military training."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
8  It was not Erik to whom she must escape, but universal and joyous youth, in class-rooms, in studios, in offices, in meetings to protest against Things in General.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
9  But universal and joyous youth rather resembled Erik.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
10  She had left a city which sat up nights to talk of universal transition; of European revolution, guild socialism, free verse.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
11  They it was who by universal prescription commanded three of the Pequod's boats as headsmen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
12  Consider, once more, the universal cannibalism of the sea; all whose creatures prey upon each other, carrying on eternal war since the world began.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
13  How at such an apparently unassailable surface, they contrive to gouge out such symmetrical mouthfuls, remains a part of the universal problem of all things.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
14  An intense copper calm, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless leaves upon the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 70. The Sphynx.
15  Thus the most vexatious and violent disputes would often arise between the fishermen, were there not some written or unwritten, universal, undisputed law applicable to all cases.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.