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I looked around at the expanse of dunes below me, their proportions and distances distorted by the harsh sun.

Finally, I looked out my window into a beautiful little valley with what seemed to be the perfect expanse of wetland.

These strikes caused dozens of fires from Santa Cruz to Half Moon Bay, a forested, mountainous expanse, and came to be known as the CZU Lightning Complex fire.

Meanwhile, SkyCool Systems of Mountain View, California, has developed essentially high-tech mirrors that can cast heat into the cold expanses of space, taking advantage of a natural phenomenon known as radiative cooling.

Advocates decry the amount, saying it’s too low compared with the profit SDG&E makes off the vast expanse of electric poles, wires and natural gas lines each year.

Kim Novak runs away from James Stewart, across an expanse of field.

The party sequence in Notorious begins with a wide shot from high above the top of the stairs, all glittering expanse below.

Tokyo Bay is “a black expanse where gulls wheeled above drifting shoals of white Styrofoam.”

Using UpToDate as the ur-text, though, gets into a vast expanse of gray zone, with some assertions evidence-based but many not.

To the north lay the wide expanse of Samburu land, and its mighty Ewaso Ngiro river.

When it cleared, the valley was a solid expanse of white, and the stars shone out as if in an Arctic sky.

The expanse, apparently so limitless, open to her view, invited her fancy to a range equally boundless.

Here a palace with low portals extended its ponderous expanse; it was the palace of King Loc.

This in turn will go through its process of retreat until the former expanse of waters disappears.

What more natural term, then, to apply to a spot of land standing alone in the midst of an expanse of water than an eye of land?


On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to expanse, such as: plain, stretch, tract, wilderness, amplitude, and area.

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