EXPANSION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPANSION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  growth; extent or amount by which something has expanded
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  In addition to the Carpetbag gentry, substantial people from the North were moving into Atlanta, attracted by the never ceasing business activity of the town in this period of rebuilding and expansion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
2  At its utmost expansion in the full grown whale, the tail will considerably exceed twenty feet across.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
3  Every step which she took toward relieving herself from obligations added to her strength and expansion as an individual.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXII
4  The space interposed between myself and them partook of that expansion, and our marshes were any distance off.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXII
5  The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, that is love.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
6  Reserved people often really need the frank discussion of their sentiments and griefs more than the expansive.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
7  He was not a man to whom the expression of admiration came easily: his long sallow face and distrustful eyes seemed always barricaded against the expansive emotions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
8  He suddenly felt vexed with himself for having, without reason, been so expansive before this gentleman.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
9  Athos alone from time to time raised his expansive brow; a flash kindled in his eyes, and a bitter smile passed over his lips, then, like his comrades, he sank again into reverie.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 67 CONCLUSION
10  Others, again, while this was in progress, lifted their eyes and swept the vast expanse of country commanded by their position, now lying nearly obliterated by shade.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
11  He was a brown spot in the midst of an expanse of olive-green gorse, and nothing more.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
12  To an eye above them their two faces would have appeared amid the expanse like two pearls on a table of ebony.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
13  Rain was still falling heavily, the whole expanse of heath before him emitting a subdued hiss under the downpour.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
14  Our wagonette had topped a rise and in front of us rose the huge expanse of the moor, mottled with gnarled and craggy cairns and tors.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
15  The avenue opened into a broad expanse of turf, and the house lay before us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  Various problems have put the company's expansion plans into reverse.
2  The rapid expansion of cities can cause social and economic problems.
3  The time has come for the firm to consolidate after several years of rapid expansion.
4  We expect a successful acquisition to provide a basis for the global expansion of our services in a full-fledged manner.
5  Heat causes the expansion of gases.
6  The Future Any Strategic Plan must involve improvement and expansion of channels of communication.
7  The company was now set for major expansion.
8  Physical stress caused by expansion and contraction can damage components within the computer.
9  The expansion of higher education should be a powerful force for change.
10  The new digital technology would allow a rapid expansion in the number of TV channels.
11  There are many problems ahead, ranging from the European Union's growing interest in defense, to NATO expansion and the crisis in the Balkans.
12  One college administrator says it'll be difficult for them to meet the increased demand without a massive expansion in teaching staff and other facilities.
13  Most potentially explosive is the announced intention of two major conferences, the Big Ten and Pacific-10, to explore expansion.
14  It includes a big expansion of the premium Alfa and Maserati brands, which have for years remained tantalisingly on the verge of a comeback.
15  The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.