run the gamut of (something)

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run the gamut of (something)

To cover or extend across the entire, typically varied range of some category or type of thing. During the conference, presentations ran the gamut of topics about renewable energy, from reducing and reusing waste products in individuals' homes to harnessing natural resources not yet even imagined yet.
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run the ˈgamut of something

experience or describe a range of something: This poem runs the gamut of emotions from despair to joy. Gamut originally referred to a complete scale of musical notes or the range of a voice or a musical instrument.
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Much can be said for the present system in that it effectively requires the candidates to run the gamut of elections in both large and small states, both Northern and Southern states, both Western and Eastern states, both largely urban and largely rural states, both racially diverse states and racially uniform states, in an effort to win.
From dark and brutal to wistful and contemplative, the stories run the gamut of diversity, yet each demands to be read to the end and fully and absorbed.
The festival has expanded to 18 days and will run the gamut of the performing arts.
James Bethea has run the gamut of experiences in his four years playing football for California.
She says since then, she has run the gamut of medications.
The 125 systems at IRS run the gamut of technology from the latest e-commerce platforms to older standalone systems that manage taxpayer information throughout the United States.
The articles run the gamut of a survey of Italian Renaissance diplomacy to a detailed account of the number and length of English ambassadorial trips during Elizabeth I's reign.
We've had encouraging activity in tier-one automotive suppliers for production workers, skilled positions, clerical positions, and engineering, so the requests run the gamut of skills, which is good news.
As Carroll says in his preface, the documents run the gamut of emotions: passion, despair, rage, hope, reconciliation and determination.
The applications that can be built utilizing Accelerun run the gamut of enterprise software and web services, including e-business, customer relationship management, content management, portals, and supply chain management.
If you're Greenaway, it's a rhetorical question, and he soon has father and son collecting a mansion full of libidinous playthings, women that run the gamut of sexual fantasy figures.
Worldwide, HP installations requiring Fibre Channel run the gamut of operating systems and bus protocols," said Paul Balnys, worldwide marketing manager of HP Complementary Products.
The Woodland Hills group has around 15 regulars whose opinions run the gamut of simplistic to highly descriptive, said ``Goosebumps'' club co-creator Chris O'Flaherty.