breadth

[ bredth, bretth, breth ]SEE DEFINITION OF breadth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREADTH

It is difficult for me to fix positively the breadth of this Pass.

Betty believed that she did not change countenance by a hair's breadth.

For one of his shafts missed the mark by the breadth of two fingers.

They have length, and breadth, and outline: have they nothing to do with depth?

You got it up over the length and breadth of this whole land.

Its breadth is from thirty to forty yards, and its depth from one to three yards.

For a print, from the mode of inking, has a breadth and unity which the drawing never can have.

The mountains could be seen as clearly as though they were but a hand's-breadth away.

I have lost no old likings or dislikings; my memory has not failed me by a hair's-breadth.

He had learned it in all its truth and breadth since we last parted.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, alteration of brede "breadth," from Old English brædu "breadth, width, extent," from bræd; probably by analogy of long/length.

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