SPREAD in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SPREAD
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spread
 v.  become wider
 v.  open out something to extend its area, width, or length
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She struggled to her feet, and he rose and followed her helplessly while she spread out the pieces of glass on the kitchen dresser.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Her new green flowered-muslin dress spread its twelve yards of billowing material over her hoops and exactly matched the flat-heeled green morocco slippers her father had recently brought her from Atlanta.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
3  The Tarleton boys have gone to spread the news.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  His shoulders were sagging and his head bowed until his gray beard spread out fanlike on his chest.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  From Big Shanty, the weary sleepless lines retreated down the road to Kennesaw Mountain, near the little town of Marietta, and here they spread their lines in a ten-mile curve.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  The width of the continent might have spread between her and home instead of twenty- five miles of dusty road.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
7  She handed the velvet curtain back to Scarlett and a sly smile spread over her face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  The heavy old mahogany table, spread with cake and decanters, still presided in the empty-looking dining room but it was scratched and the broken legs showed signs of clumsy repair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  Hams in wine, pressed duck, pate de foie gras, rare fruits in and out of season, were spread in profusion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
10  Pork gazed at it reverently and slowly delight spread over his face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
11  He reinforced his pistol and knife with another pistol, and his fame spread far among the black population.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
12  It was odder still that neither Melanie nor India hinted to him that he should spread a paper on the floor to catch his litter of shavings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
13  And the women, dressing hastily, knocked on their neighbors' doors and spread the story.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
14  Word had been spread among the negroes that there were only two political parties mentioned in the Bible, the Publicans and the Sinners.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
15  The tarnish of shame and guilt that enveloped her spread to him as well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
Example Sentence: (97 in 7 pages)
16  The teacher told his pupils to spread out and not to bunch up in the center of the playground.
17  The move follows growing public concern over the spread of the disease.
18  The blaze spread to two adjacent buildings before firefighters were able to contain it.
19  They've set up a plan whereby you can spread the cost over a period.
20  The reformer's fame spread all over the country.
21  There is a risk that the crisis may spread further.
22  The current survey will have a wider geographical spread.
23  There is a real danger that the disease might spread.
24  Doctors are worried about the possible spread of the disease.
25  There are easier ways to encourage the even spread of wealth.
26  Such unhygienic conditions encourage the spread of disease.
27  This period provided a favourable environment for the spread of communism.
28  We spread a carpet over the floor.
29  Panic spread through the crowd as the bullets started to fly.
30  The nettles had spread and now covered half the garden.