What is range?

Famous quotes containing the word range:

    The ideal of the self-sufficient American family is a myth, dangerous because most families, especially affluent families, do in fact make use of a range of services to survive. Families needing one or another kind of help are not morally deficient; most families do need assistance at one time or another.
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century)

    As to spelling the very frequent word though with six letters instead of two, it is impossible to discuss it, as it is outside the range of common sanity. In comparison such a monstrosity as phlegm for flem is merely disgusting.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Lord Bateman prepared for another marriage,
    So both their hearts so full of glee.
    ‘I will range no more to foreign countries
    Now since Sophia have a-crossed the sea.’
    Unknown. Young Beichan (l. 81–84)