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 Meanings and Examples of EXPANDING
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expanding
 a.  increasing; something expands, or may be expanded; extending; spreading; enlarging
Classic Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
1  It was in the early morning stillness, when his muscles were swinging to their familiar task and his lungs expanding with long draughts of mountain air, that Ethan did his clearest thinking.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In III
2  "Yas'm," said Prissy, expanding with importance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
3  The expanding forces of life within her choked the desire for reforming.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  In all directions expanding in vast irregular circles, and aimlessly swimming hither and thither, by their short thick spoutings, they plainly betrayed their distraction of panic.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
5  All these eyes, expanding and narrowing, some adapted to light, others to darkness, looked from different angles and edges.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
6  "Now, hearken to me," she said, her delicate voice expanding into firmness by a force which was other than physical.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 2 The People at Blooms-End Make Ready
7  His head had been horribly mutilated by an expanding revolver bullet, but no weapon of any sort was to be found in the room.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
8  Nothing is so delightful and so august as all these fresh, expanding young souls.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—GAYETIES
9  This young soul which was expanding passed from a prude to a vulgar pedant.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—REQUIESCANT
10  It was an exquisite candor expanding and becoming transfigured in the light.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN STILL WEARS HIS ARM IN A SLING
11  Day after day she looked fearfully into the child's expanding nature, ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity that should correspond with the guiltiness to which she owed her being.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
12  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
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
13  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
14  Within the bosom of the earth, it is a sort of mysterious polyp with a thousand antennae, which expands below as the city expands above.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—FUTURE PROGRESS
15  But amid his utterance a quick shudder overruns his limbs; his eyes are fixed in horror; so thickly hiss the snakes of the Fury, so vast her form expands.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
Example Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  The local authority is to carry out a feasibility study into expanding the old stadium.
2  The company has been expanding its customer base using trade magazine advertising.
3  The trade deficit is the flip side of a rapidly expanding economy.
4  When we leaven bread dough, it puffs up, expanding in volume.
5  The Governor is saying no to money for expanding unemployment benefits, immunization, senior care and more.
6  Work expands so as to fill the time available.
7  The factory expands to the foot of the mountain.
8  Opportunities will improve as the company expands domestically and internationally.
9  A child's vocabulary expands through reading.
10  A business can only be built and expanded on a sound financial base.
11  The country's trade in manufactured goods has expanded in the last ten years.
12  The narrow path expanded into a wide road.
13  The universities have expanded, thus allowing many more people the chance of higher education.
14  The economy has expanded at a supercharged pace.
15  With the expanded production of North Sea oil and gas, the UK has become a net exporter of fuel.