When an antonymous pair in the database was found to signal inclusiveness or exhaustiveness of scale, it was assigned to the class of Coordinated Antonymy. Three examples are recorded below:
In the first of these sentences, rich and poor reaffirms the inclusiveness of everyone and identifies the scale (wealth) against which this inclusiveness is measured. Similarly, sentence 22b refers to both public and private standards, thereby placing the accent on inclusion once again, and sentence 22c dismisses the importance of whether Mr Lawson was right or wrong to raise a certain matter. This exhausts the scale in question and, once again, shows antonyms functioning in a ‘coordinated’ fashion – they work in unison, creating no overt element of contrast, and encompass all points on their given scale.