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Chiefly in:   run the gambit

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • In terms of styles, “Little Big Band II” runs the full gambit, from the jump-blues of “Jumpin’ from Six to Six” and Louis Prima’s “Oh Babe” to the raucous shuffle of Wilson’s “Let’s Shout (Baby Work Out).” (University of Michigan Daily, Feb. 2, 1999)
  • Battling emotions that run the short gambit from anger to murder, he still manages to perform some kindnesses along the way. (University of Washington Daily, Oct. 14, 1999)
  • Queer people run the gambit just like any other minority. Some of us are gay, white, able-bodied, middle class, men like me. Others represent different races, sexes, genders, economic classes, abilities, etc. (Macalester College Mac Weekly, Mar. 1, 2002)
  • Loose teas are reasonably priced, ranging from 5 cents to 60 cents a gram while tea accessories run the gambit. (Boston University Elixir Magazine, Apr. 2, 2003)
  • With exhibits running the gambit from mechanical robots to biological implants, the event lived up to its theme of EXperience the POssibilities. (University of Wisconsin Engineer, Sep. 2003)
  • “Streets of Sin” runs the gambit of emotions, each a shadow of another. (Midwestern State University Wichitan, Oct. 9, 2003)

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See also run the gamete.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/03/01 |

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