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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRANCHED OUT

They were irregular, and branched out here and there in every direction.

It branched out and embraced the whole of common life on all sides.

When he branched out, he had to increase his force accordingly.

Their vocabulary is small because they have not yet branched out into the infinite varieties of manufacture and invention.

Arriving at the marker, they branched out fanshaped as was their wont when they were in search of a trail or water.

He now branched out into more ambitious tasks, producing a copy of the Latin Bible in three volumes.

It started at the center and branched out into two diverging lines in a radial direction.

Two years later in his Delacroix adaptation he had branched out into colour.

Here we branched out on either side, and spread out in open order, to charge.

It was only when he branched out as a jobber that his waning popularity soured in a single hour.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, braunch, "limb of a tree" (also used of things analogous to it, especially geographic features), from Old French branche "branch, bough, twig; branch of a family" (12c.), from Late Latin branca "footprint," later "a claw, paw," of unknown origin, probably from Gaulish. The connecting notion would be the shape (cf. pedigree). Replaced native bough. Meaning "local office of a business" is first recorded 1817, from earlier sense of "component part of a system" (1690s).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.