Antonyms for extent


Quotes of extent

  1. Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute. – J. G. Ballard
  2. O'Neill presents a very complex multi -layered kind of challenge. His characters are always deeply complex and, to a great extent inaccessible. – Gabriel Byrne
  3. Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers, but by its kind. – William Ellery Channing
  4. 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. – Nicolaus Copernicus
  5. Expression, to a great extent is a matter of terms, and terms are anyone's. The meaning of 'God' may have a billion interpretations if there be that many souls in the world. – Charles Ives
  6. I think the extent to which I have any balance at all, any mental balance, is because of being a farm kid and being raised in those isolated rural areas. – James Earl Jones
  7. We must remember, too, that the Russian population of the Caucasus are to a large extent Muslims, and the areas such as Georgia which have aspirations of their own. – Aly Khan
  8. For in 1900 all electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths was already known at least to the extent that one could not seek in it the more striking characteristics of X -rays such as, for example, the strong penetrating power. – Max von Laue
  9. The city of London, within the walls, occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis. – Henry Mayhew
  10. Only the French, I guess, really use tenor and alto to any great extent in the orchestra. – Gerry Mulligan
  11. The business, task or object of the scientific study of languages will if possible be 1) to trace the history of all known languages. Naturally this is possible only to a very limited extent and for very few languages. – Ferdinand de Saussure
  12. 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. – Jesse Ventura
  13. From the building of the temple of Solomon, which is also treated as a leading epoch in chronology, a new period in the history of worship is accordingly dated, - and to a certain extent with justice. – Julius Wellhausen
  14. I think that pop, and to some extent rock, are like sport and fashion industry in that they're about the exuberance of youth. That's the sort of subliminal ideology. – Robert Wyatt

Usage examples for extent

  1. Did the sight pain you to any extent – From Whose Bourne by Robert Barr
  2. The extent of it you cannot know; but you must know that it is something very deep, and- I do not wish to speak of it- but a father must sometimes petition for gratitude, since the only true expression of it is his son's moral good. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. If I permitted this there was no telling to what extent she might go on, buying and buying and buying. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  4. Some are but five inches in length, and others reach the enormous extent of thirty feet. – Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  5. To some extent I must agree. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  6. His case is ours to a large extent but perhaps not altogether. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  7. That's the extent of my knowledge, at present. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  8. It has never been grown to any extent in the United States. – The Cauliflower by A. A. Crozier
  9. In what way, and to what extent are you not so sure? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. He had to believe her- he knew she was telling the truth, at least to some extent – Pursuit by Lester del Rey
  11. Why have you interested yourself in the man to such an extent – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  12. I will try the extent of your power; come, to your chamber! – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford
  13. So she paid his debts to the extent of three thousand roubles. – The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 by Rupert Hughes
  14. Even those of the same colour differ in size, and that to a considerable extent – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  15. Even then I did not understand the full extent of my misfortune; other men had fallen and been all right, why not Paul? – The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas by Mary Gaunt
  16. And although this attempt, so daring, succeeded not in its full extent yet it was not without effect. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  17. To what extent did he benefit by the will? – Simon by J. Storer Clouston
  18. To a certain extent I am sure. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  19. Great extent of this evil. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  20. He had no need to lift his hand for their attention; he had it- had it to the extent that every man there was unconscious of his neighbor. – The Gringos by B. M. Bower

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