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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For nearly two decades, this playful French-English ensemble has run the gamut of electronica, from bubblegum fun to artsy abstraction.
From the restoration of New York's only lighthouse in Fort Washington Park popularized in the 1940's children's book "The Little Red Schoolhouse," to the Winter Garden Theatre in Times Square, their projects have run the gamut of architectural styles.
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.
The heroes gracing writer Humphrey's work run the gamut of inventors, sports figures, men, women, famous and not so well known, diverse religious and racial backgrounds, writers, poets, singers and philosophers are included.
Landis has compiled a thoughtfully impressive and occasionally surprising collection of his "thoughts, questions, and comments"--epigrams which are inspired and occasioned by the lives and accomplishments of more than one hundred men and women who run the gamut of the famous, to the infamous, to the obscure.
This duo has run the gamut of glam rock, post-punk, electronica, and pop and is currently on some serious next-level, symphonic, music-hall style that is truly bizarre.
The Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, has institutes that run the gamut of domestic and external issues.
Security systems can run the gamut of a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the size of the district, the level of technology and what kinds of data the school wants to protect.
Their backgrounds run the gamut of former American Special Forces and Central Intelligence Agency people and other counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency specialists.
This book makes one run the gamut of emotions: you will laugh, and you will cry, but you will never forget it!--Diana Flanary-Bray, imluna47@yahoo.com
To satisfy every palate, restaurants run the gamut of international options from pizza to Caribbean/Asian fusion to fine French cuisine, many with a tinge of Puerto Rican flavors.
Pursuing a claim of unfair dismissal Evans has, to borrow Dorothy Parker's famous review, "run the gamut of emotions from A-B" as the wronged man.
She says since then, she has run the gamut of medications.