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In particular did Khlobuev expand, and wax full of civility and friendliness, and scatter witticisms and anecdotes to right and left.

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPAND
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  become larger in size or volume; grow stronger; add details
Classic Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
1  He tried to put away from him the occurrence, and to expand, and to enjoy himself once more.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
2  In particular did Khlobuev expand, and wax full of civility and friendliness, and scatter witticisms and anecdotes to right and left.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
3  There is a time in the life of young women when they suddenly begin to expand and blossom like summer roses; this time had come for Fenitchka.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  Sonya, when he came in, was twirling round and was about to expand her dresses into a balloon and sit down.
War and Peace 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I
5  God is in the midst, and each drop tries to expand so as to reflect Him to the greatest extent.
War and Peace 5 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XV
6  Mrs. Merriwether, wishing to expand her growing bakery, had tried to borrow two thousand dollars from the bank with her house as security.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
7  And like circles on the water, which, as they grow fainter, expand; so his eyes seemed rounding and rounding, like the rings of Eternity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
8  The lake now began to expand, and their route lay along a wide reach, that was lined, as before, by high and ragged mountains.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 20
9  His large blue eyes seemed to expand as he gazed around the assembly, and his countenance appeared elated by the conscious dignity, and imaginary merit, of the part which he was about to perform.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
10  He didn't expand or let himself go.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
11  It had had plenty of room to expand, thanks to the spare diet of the establishment; and perhaps to this circumstance may be attributed his having any ninth birth-day at all.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
12  Ere I had finished this reply, my soul began to expand, to exult, with the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph, I ever felt.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
13  The heart, thus thrown back upon itself, works downward within itself, since it cannot overflow, and grows deep, since it cannot expand.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—CHANGE OF GATE
14  I like a favorable reception; it expands the countenance, and those around me do not then appear so ugly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
15  The compact round body of its root expands into two broad, firm, flat palms or flukes, gradually shoaling away to less than an inch in thickness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
Example Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
16  Their riots, arson, and general criminal mayhem forced city officials to greatly expand the police and fire services.
17  The local chain concept is simple: identify your customer, cater to their tastes and once successful, expand within a neighborhood.
18  In general, I'm an additive writer rather than a subtractive one - I write short, and then go back and fill in the holes and expand stuff.
19  The idea is to expand recruitment of spies beyond the traditional method of a discreet "tap on the shoulder" at university.
20  Work expands so as to fill the time available.
21  The factory expands to the foot of the mountain.
22  Opportunities will improve as the company expands domestically and internationally.
23  A child's vocabulary expands through reading.
24  A business can only be built and expanded on a sound financial base.
25  The country's trade in manufactured goods has expanded in the last ten years.
26  The narrow path expanded into a wide road.
27  The universities have expanded, thus allowing many more people the chance of higher education.
28  The economy has expanded at a supercharged pace.
29  With the expanded production of North Sea oil and gas, the UK has become a net exporter of fuel.
30  The role of the teacher could be expanded to encompass the role of researcher.