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Government policy has failed to narrow the rich-and-poor gap that widened following the virus outbreak.

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Conservatives have said they’re not necessarily opposed to transit but want the agency to meet its prior commitments to voters by continuing to widen freeways.

We persist even though the pay gap actually widens for women at higher education levels.

She saw the widening hole in the ozone layer, and other environmental problems.

First, it was only a 5- or 6-percentage-point gap, but since the middle of June, that margin has widened to anywhere from 8 to 9 points, according to FiveThirtyEight’s national polling average.

And these new aficionados of global cool are poised to widen their impact.

Now widen the circle to religious organizations: denominations, for example.

“Administration officials favorite phrase these days is that, ‘you have to widen the aperture,’” says Bockenfeld.

A historic settlement will grant Netanyahu prestige and widen Israeli leverage for a possible preemptive strike.

A historic settlement would grant Netanyahu prestige and widen Israeli leverage for a possible preemptive strike.

We readily note that these lights appear to close in behind us, and widen their intervals in the direction in which we journey.

Net five rows, then take a mesh a very little larger, and widen by netting two stitches in every stitch.

He sought to widen the domain of pleasure and narrow that of pain, and regarded a passionless state of life as the highest.

But you must know, she said, looking at him with her sea-blue eyes, that in moments of tense emotion seemed to widen and darken.

Similar arguments are frequently urged against the desire to raise the standard and widen the avenues of the "higher education."


On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to widen, such as: add to, broaden, enlarge, expand, extend, and grow.

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