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extent

noun amount, area, borders, bounds, breadth, circuit, compass, comprehensiveness, coverage, degree, dimensions, distance, expanse, gauge, hactenus, length, limit, limitation, magnitude, measure, quantity, range, reach, scope, size, space, spaciousness, span, stretch, sweep, width
Associated concepts: extent of injury, extent of loss
See also: amount, caliber, capacity, circuit, configuration, confines, degree, duration, gamut, magnitude, mass, maximum, measurement, purview, quantity, quota, range, scope, space, sphere, time, weight

extent

(US) a writ authorizing a person to whom a debt is due to assume temporary possession of his debtor's lands.
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It was the subject of my meditations for many an hour, while pacing to and fro across my room, or traversing, with a hundredfold repetition, the long extent from the front door of the Custom-House to the side entrance, and back again.
If others pay the tax which is demanded of me, from a sympathy with the State, they do but what they have already done in their own case, or rather they abet injustice to a greater extent than the State requires.
Where on the globe can there be found an area of equal extent with that occupied by the bulk of our States, so fertile and so rich and varied in its productions, and at the same time so habitable by the European, as this is?
The extent, modifications, and objects of the federal authority are mere matters of discretion.
The other point of difference is, the greater number of citizens and extent of territory which may be brought within the compass of republican than of democratic government; and it is this circumstance principally which renders factious combinations less to be dreaded in the former than in the latter.
Thence the passengers could observe the vast extent of this interior sea, which is also called the Dead Sea, and into which flows an American Jordan.
If you take the affairs of another person so to heart, and suffer with her to such an extent, I do not wonder that you yourself are unhappy.
What extent of lowland may be encompassed by the high peaks beyond, must remain for the present matter of mere conjecture though from the form of the summits, and the breaks which may be discovered among them, there can be little doubt that they are the sources of streams calculated to water large tracts, which are probably concealed from view by the rotundity of the lake's surface.
So, at least I thought: but I had not counted upon the extent of the dungeon, or upon my own weakness.
Our business is to learn and to report to monsieur le surintendant of the finances to what extent English smuggling is injurious to the French merchants.
Finding that I took an interest in the subject, he expressed a regret that the true nature and extent of his enterprise and its national character and importance had never been understood, and a wish that I would undertake to give an account of it.
When the monster had nearly reached the shore where we stood, it suddenly pushed out one of its eyes to a great extent, and emitted from it a terrible flash of fire, accompanied by a dense cloud of smoke, and a noise that I can compare to nothing but thunder.