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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPANSIVENESS

One revels in expansiveness with his own, and I can speak to you as I cannot speak to another.'

This old Madeira here will explain any amount of expansiveness.

"It shall be only a little," began Friedrich, repenting of his expansiveness.

It possessed the qualities of boundless adaptability and expansiveness.

Confronted with the results of his expansiveness, Soames scrutinized his visitor.

In him the curiosity of the new age reached its acme of expansiveness.

He lost his expansiveness in the presence of the German army or any representative of it.

Milly was magnificently optimistic about the expansiveness of her allowance.

His earlier exhilaration had died, and with it was dying the expansiveness of his confidence.

He was a man of no nationality, and cosmopolitan, and sublimely proud of that expansiveness.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "tending to expand," from Latin expans-, past participle stem of expandere (see expand) + -ive. Related: Expansively; expansiveness.

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