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What is another word for overarching?

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Comprehensive in scope
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“Fascinated by the regional patterns he observed, Hooker hoped to elucidate the overarching laws governing plant distribution.”
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Being the primary or central element or component
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“Responsibility is the overarching key to character.”
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That encompasses or surrounds
“The above suggests the need for an overall caring and understanding stance, overarching warmth, trust, empathy, and supportiveness, as a condition to change in mediation.”
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Being the general or underlying character, tone or feel of something
“Whereas the overarching tone of Elijah Visible might best be described as elegiac and mournful, Rosenbaum's novel is decidedly more red in tooth and claw.”
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Present, appearing, or found everywhere
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Held by, or applicable to, a majority of the people in an area or country
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