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in broad strokes

also with broad strokes
in a general way, without giving details Mostly, he talked in broad strokes about how his faith supports him every day.
Etymology: based on the idea of painting with broad strokes (wide marks made with a wide brush)
See also: broad, stroke
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College London) necessarily draws with broad strokes as he profiles one of the largest, strongest, and oldest cultures on the planet.
Look, I am painting with broad strokes the definition of stillness, of not searching for anything.
With broad strokes, church historian Mark Noll provides a clear way to approach the question, What is different about North American Christianity because of North America?
The author does not overgeneralize with broad strokes in his interpretation to provide a tidy, encompassing analysis; rather, he investigates the particularities, the conflicting evidence, and the fluidity of gender identity as it operated in public and private arenas.
In his charges, Zinn paints with broad strokes and ignores nuances and qualifications that led me to support Bill Bradley on March 7.
It appears at first that Greene covered his panels with broad strokes of gestural underpainting and then laid down the hole-riddled top coats, allowing the openings in the color to randomly expose fragments of the compositions beneath.
In the first three historical portraits (titled Germans, Japanese, and Italians around the world) Sowell describes global historical movements with broad strokes.
In essence, Lontano da casa is painted with broad strokes, but the colors are not very well focused.
My main gripe with his book is that it is painted with broad strokes, which can be frustrating.
Writing with broad strokes, he indicts the institutionalization of intellectual life, the abandonment of universalism in favor of particularism, and the neutering of utopianism.
He swirled a five-inch brush in the paint briefly, then dipped it in medium and began covering the canvas with broad strokes of watery blue.