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explore all avenues

To investigate or pursue every possible means to find a solution to a given problem or to achieve a desired outcome. Right now, we are exploring all avenues to catch the perpetrator of this heinous crime. We've explored all avenues, but I just can't see how we can continue to afford living in this house.
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explore every avenue

To investigate or pursue every possible means to find a solution to a given problem or to achieve a desired outcome. Right now, we are exploring every avenue to catch the perpetrator of this heinous crime. We've explored every avenue, but I just can't see how we can continue to afford living in this house.
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explore every avenue, to

To investigate every conceivable possibility. Synonymous with leave no stone unturned, this expression dates from the early twentieth century. “He explores every avenue which may lead . . . to view his life in its new meaning” (The Saturday Review, 1926).
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Included in these principles are ideas explored in previous research, such as viewing work as a calling, believing work has a purpose beyond earning money, working in a setting consistent with one's values, and experiencing community and companionship at work.
However, I do believe that P2P application can be used as valuable learning tools, and believe that the boundaries of "fair use" should be fully explored, and possibly stretched, when applied to learning institutions.
To determine the true incidence of bilateral disease, we reviewed the findings in 55 patients who had been explored during surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism.
That is our basic experience through the body is always given cultural meaning, thus this culture is nicely explored -- in the classroom -- through refocusing attention on the body.
Other filmmakers have also explored the themes of alienation and chaos, of the need for cosmos in a contemporary world in which myths are dissolving.
As chapters are explored, the counselor asks the client to title the chapter (e.g., Thinking back on this chapter in your life, what is the title of this chapter?).
As always, I invite your suggestions for future articles and themes to be explored in this journal.
He explored and conquered an unknown world when he removed the cause-and-effect relationship between music and dance.
Moreover, adult rats that had experienced vigorous licking and grooming as pups explored open spaces with particular ease and possessed an abundance of brain receptors for a class of anxiety-reducing substances called benzodiazepines.
The possibility that this humanism can be compromised and perhaps obliterated, under severe social, economic, and philosophical stresses is explored in "Ethical Invisibility and the New Humanism" and "The Humanities: The Eye of the Needle in the Black Experience." The former considers what Barksdale refers to as "a new note of futility and philosophic despair" in African American fiction of the 1950s, and suggests that works such as Kafka's The Trial and Camus' The Stranger had a profound influence on Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison.
DiMarco explored a student's strategy of reasoning additively about the problem.
An initial conceptualization of the client and her circumstances is presented first, followed by additional areas that should be explored to gain a broader picture of the client.
If O'Hara had been content to pursue in Kentish sources the same issues that have already been explored for other dioceses, that alone would have been welcome.
In the professional category, first prize was awarded to Peter Bach and Peter Hadadi for the highly sophisticated rendition of the Cheap Hotel (Neuromancer) which explored a nightmarish city of the distant future.
Meinster and Rose explored the influence of romantic relationships and educational aspirations on the vocational interests of adolescent girls attending all-female schools.