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adjective as in spreading

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The Kulahu strike was part of a widening covert war being waged by Iran inside Pakistan.

And this widening and immoral disparity surely may drag down our national numbers from the mediocre to the bad.

And has shown no trend towards widening over the last few decades.

Eventually Megan quits her job to pursue acting, and this physical rift mirrors a widening emotional gap between the couple.

In the context of previous polls that showed Abbott widening his lead over Davis, this new poll is even more stunning.

This widening grasp of languages is or was within the capacity of nearly everyone born into the world—given the facilities.

A short distance off was another ridge or spur of the mountain, widening out into almost a plateau.

"I wonder if there are wild animals in those woods," said Amy, her eyes widening at the thought.

In the centre is an opening in the floor widening into a vaulted and frescoed marble tomb about six feet square and as many deep.

"I only came here yesterday," said he, as a widening in the path permitted them to walk abreast.


On this page you'll find 290 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to widening, such as: artistic, developmental, adorning, advancing, beautifying, and beneficial.

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