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Late Latin comprehēnsīvus conceivable from Latin comprehēnsus past participle of comprehendere to comprehend comprehend
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French compréhensif, from Late Latin comprehensivus.
I hope our final in this class is not a comprehensive exam.
His face was a road map of emotion, traveling from puzzled, to comprehensive and then on to frustration.
His work is always vigorous, but he imputes motives in the spirit of a partisan who never pauses to weigh the evidence or to take a comprehensive view of the situation.
The professor posted a comprehensive list of sources appoved for our use.
Fidelity to the emperor and to the teaching of the Roman Catholic doctrine formed part of the aims of this comprehensive corporation.
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