Example sentences for: overarching

How can you use “overarching” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Other things that come to mind are The Who with their rock operas, Tommy and Quadrophenia , the way they presented those as overarching allegories about everything, and Pete Townshend, who always seemed so humorless about it all.

  • The overarching paradox of his life, lucidly detailed by Rayfield, is the state of Chekhov's health and his attitude toward it.

  • Finally, the Commission's interpretation of the presence requirement is fully consistent with the overarching purpose of the relevant congressional statutes.

  • It should be noted that, in addition to the uncertainties associated with the regression model, there are overarching uncertainties associated with the application of CALPUFF.

  • Some critics complain that "for all the crinkle and lilt" of the dialogue and the top-notch ensemble cast, the film "sags in the middle" (Stanley Kauffman, the New Republic ). Maslin warns that the film is "a collection of sea changes and splendidly realized small moments rather than a story of overarching action."


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