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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPOUNDING

From a desk an ardent tabby is expounding, loud and long, on the rights of her kind.

He is interesting to us as the first philosopher who thought of expounding his system in verse.

That's the way they always goes on expounding things to you.

For the moment Ike Webb had the floor, expounding his own pet theories.

I must, I felt, choose some other opportunity for expounding that side of the argument.

The doctrine that his friend had just been expounding was not new to him.

An attempt was made at expounding and hearing the word of God on Sundays.

Almost impassive, she submitted to his argument and expounding.

At church the preacher did some expounding with no pounding.

Mrs. Westgate began confessing and protesting, declaring and expounding.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French espondre "expound (on), set forth, explain," from Latin exponere "put forth, explain, expose, exhibit," from ex- "forth" (see ex-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position); with intrusive -d (cf. sound (n.1)). The usual Middle English form was expoune. Related: Expounded; expounding.

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