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That kind of thing is spreading very much in our circle too.

"There," said I, spreading the speller flat on the table and pointing with my finger.

They talked only of him, spreading out his gifts as if to shame hers.

The diskoid was the apex, the spreading base all of Great New York.

The mother was spreading out my clothes before the fire to dry.

Spreading them, he flew down to earth and at once turned into a man again.

To keep a fire from spreading from one department into the other?

I doubted not that, true to his relentless purpose, he was spreading the news that he had learnt.

We see better ways of spreading 158 the fruits of civilization.

Its spreading, riant beauty is hidden behind that little cliff.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to stretch out, to send in various directions," probably from Old English -sprædan (especially in tosprædan "to spread out," and gesprædung "spreading"), from Proto-Germanic *spraidijanan (cf. Danish sprede, Old Swedish spreda, Middle Dutch spreiden, Old High German and German spreiten "to spread"), probably from PIE *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)). Reflexive sense of "to extend, expand" is attested from mid-14c.

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