EXPATIATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXPATIATE
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expatiate
 v.  add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
Classic Sentence:
1  Now, as the business of standing mast-heads, ashore or afloat, is a very ancient and interesting one, let us in some measure expatiate here.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
2  From his mighty bulk the whale affords a most congenial theme whereon to enlarge, amplify, and generally expatiate.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
3  When Miss Ophelia expatiated on Topsy's naughty, wicked conduct, the child looked perplexed and sorrowful, but said, sweetly.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
4  Tom's cabin was shut up for the present; but George expatiated brilliantly on ornaments and additions to be made to it when Tom came back.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
5  Did any one happen to mention Customs officials and inspectors, from that moment he expatiated as though he too had been both a minor functionary and a major.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I
6  And in proof of this Chichikov cited the purses which the Governor knitted, and also expatiated on the mildness of his features.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
7  And so it came to pass, that the bird, while out one day, met a fellow bird, to whom he boastfully expatiated on the excellence of his household arrangements.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MOUSE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE
8  Albert was constantly expatiating on their good fortune in meeting such a man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
9  He was listening, with a good-humored, negligent air, half comic, half contemptuous, to Haley, who was very volubly expatiating on the quality of the article for which they were bargaining.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
10  The auctioneer sees his advantage, and expatiates volubly in mingled French and English, and bids rise in rapid succession.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
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