Sentence Examples with the word expand

Africa Company put a check on designs the Boers held to expand northward (see Rhodesia).

From the use of the material to expand ladies' skirts the term was applied, during the third quarter of the 19th century, when the fashion of wearing greatly expanded skirts was at its height, to the whalebone and steel hoops employed to support the skirts thus worn (see Costume).

I am a big believer in the potential of genetically modified (GM) plants not only to end hunger but to dramatically improve the environment, decrease health care costs, lower the cost of food, expand where we can grow food, raise its quality, and make it taste better.

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Rubra, has thin large leaves on long petioles, the lobes very long and acute, the points almost bristly; they are pink when they first expand in spring, but become of a bright glossy green when full-grown; in autumn they change to the deep purplered which gives the tree its name.

He is thus completely wedged before and behind, and can only expand himself sideways by settling down on his stretched legs; but a sudden, violent pitch of the boat will often go far to topple him, because length of foundation is nothing without corresponding breadth.

You may have known your neighbor yesterday for a thief, a drunkard, or a sensualist, and merely pitied or despised him, and despaired of the world; but the sun shines bright and warm this first spring morning, recreating the world, and you meet him at some serene work, and see how it is exhausted and debauched veins expand with still joy and bless the new day, feel the spring influence with the innocence of infancy, and all his faults are forgotten.

If the phenomena of dreams were, as suggested above, of great importance for the development of animism, the belief, which must originally have been a doctrine of human psychology, cannot have failed to expand speedily into a general philosophy of nature.

It was then allowed to expand further, taking in heat from a furnace under the cylinder and falling in pressure.

Bodywall usually traversed by a network of canals serving by their contraction to expand the disk.

The trees have ample room to expand on the water side, and each sends forth its most vigorous branch in that direction.