extent

[ex┬Ětent]

The extent is the area something covers. That could be physical space or something like being prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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Extended.

Noun
the distance or area or volume over which something extends; "the vast extent of the desert"; "an orchard of considerable extent"

Noun
the point or degree to which something extends; "the extent of the damage"; "the full extent of the law"; "to a certain extent she was right"


a.
Extended.

n.
Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.

n.
Degree; measure; proportion.

n.
A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.

n.
A process of execution by which the lands and goods of a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.


Extent

Ex*tent" , a. [L. extentus, p. p. of extendere. See Extend.] Extended. [Obs.] Spenser.

Extent

Ex*tent", n. [L. extentus, fr. extendere. See Extend.] 1. Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.
Life in its large extent is scare a span.
2. Degree; measure; proportion. "The extent to which we can make ourselves what we wish to be." Lubbock. 3. (Eng. Law) (a) A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment. (b) A process of execution by which the lands and goods of a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.

Extended.

Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.

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Usage Examples

I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.

Government's role should be only to keep the playing field level, and to work hand in hand with business on issues such as employment. But beyond this, to as great an extent as possible, it should get the hell out of the way.

I shall suggest, on the contrary, that all communication relies, to a noticeable extent on evoking knowledge that we cannot tell, and that all our knowledge of mental processes, like feelings or conscious intellectual activities, is based on a knowledge which we cannot tell.

Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves.

For me, first, it's finding quiet in my life - and I do that through yoga and meditation. It's also been a matter of changing the way I eat, because I think what we eat can inform who we are food is a chemical and a drug to a certain extent.

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

Americans, particularly after World War II, tended to romanticize war because in World War II our cause was the cause of humanity, and our soldiers brought home glory and victory, and thank God that they did. But it led us to romanticize it to some extent.

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Other Usage Examples

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

For the longest time I was brought up listening to only two genres of music, pop and rock. So in the past few years I've been trying to expand my interests because I think that you can only write to the extent of your knowledge, and if your knowledge is limited you can't write past that.

I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has.

I have a very long relationship with America. My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there. I was schooled there briefly for about a year.

Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what's critical is that Afghanistan's relationship with its neighbors are, to the maximum extent they can be, constructive and operationally useful.

Do not imagine that what we have said of the insufficiency of our understanding and of its limited extent is an assertion founded only on the Bible: for philosophers likewise assert the same, and perfectly understand it,- without having regard to any religion or opinion.

I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God.

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