- 01. Corruption is [widespread] in the government of many countries.02. AIDS is now [widespread] in the world.03. Reports of atrocities are now [widespread] in the former British colony.04. Support for the Opposition party has become [widespread] as a result of recent government scandals.05. Reports suggest damage is [widespread] as a result of the flood.06. Mickey Mouse gained [widespread] popularity soon after he appeared in a short cartoon entitled "Steamboat Willy".07. Drug abuse is a [widespread] problem in North America.08. Cyril Northcote Parkinson once said that the chief product of an automated society is a [widespread] and deepening sense of boredom.09. In 1739, nearly 500,000 people died in Ireland due to the [widespread] crop failure of potatoes.10. There have been [widespread] calls for the governor to resign as a result of this latest scandal.11. Monaco's fame as a popular tourist destination is [widespread].12. According to the U.S. Public Health Service, nicotine addiction is the most [widespread] example of drug dependence in that country.13. There has been a [widespread] migration of people to the urban centers of Iraq over the past 50 years.14. Violent demonstrations and murders were [widespread] in South Africa as it moved toward democratic elections in 1994.15. Spanish accounts from the 1500s described the [widespread] use of liquid chocolate among the Maya, who consumed it with most meals.16. Military rule is [widespread] in countries in which the army is frequently called upon to restore order.17. Concern for French-language protection and promotion is [widespread] in the province of Quebec.18. Since 1993, some 200,000 people have been killed in Burundi due to [widespread] ethnic violence.19. The [widespread] Asian economic difficulties in 1998 hit the trade-dependent economy of Hong Kong quite hard, with GDP down 5%.20. Medical experts warn that the only effective method of controlling [widespread] HIV transmission is to prevent risk-taking behavior.21. The drum came into [widespread] use in Europe around the twelfth century, chiefly to keep time for singing and dancing.
Grammatical examples in English. 2013.
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widespread — [wīd′spred΄] adj. spread widely; esp., a) widely extended [widespread arms] b) distributed, circulated, or occurring over a wide area or extent [widespread benefits, widespread rumors] … English World dictionary
Widespread — Wide spread , a. Spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far and wide; as, widespread wings; a widespread movement. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
widespread — I adjective ample, broad, capacious, collective, common, comprehensive, current, diffuse, epidemic, extensive, familiar, far flung, far reaching, general, global, indiscriminate, large scale, omnibus, ordinary, predominant, prevailing, prevalent … Law dictionary
widespread — 1705, from WIDE (Cf. wide) + SPREAD (Cf. spread) … Etymology dictionary
widespread — [adj] extensive across the board*, all over the place*, boundless, broad, common, comprehensive, current, diffuse, epidemic, far flung, far reaching, general, on a large scale, outspread, overall, pandemic, pervasive, popular, prevailing,… … New thesaurus
widespread — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ spread among a large number or over a large area … English terms dictionary
widespread — wide|spread W3 [ˈwaıdspred] adj existing or happening in many places or situations, or among many people ▪ the widespread use of chemicals in agriculture widespread support/acceptance/criticism/condemnation etc ▪ There was widespread support for… … Dictionary of contemporary English
widespread — adjective Date: 1582 1. widely diffused or prevalent < widespread public interest > 2. widely extended or spread out < low, widespread hood and fenders Time > < a widespread erosion surface C. B. Hitchcock > … New Collegiate Dictionary
widespread — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc … Collocations dictionary
widespread — wide|spread [ waıd,spred ] adjective ** happening or existing in many places, or affecting many people: the widespread use of antibiotics The project has received widespread public support. Foxes are becoming more widespread in urban areas … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English