• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Expatiative expansive
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exspatiāri, -ātusex, out of, spatiāri, to roam—spatium, space.


In literature:

Another night he walked me up and down the garden until 2 A.M., expatiating on astronomy.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
On these he expatiated with all the keenness of argument, joined to logical reasoning.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
He cast about for a topic; he did not feel like expatiating on the prospects ahead of him in his work.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
He whittled a pipe full of tobacco from the mutilated remnant of a plug, and continued to expatiate on the capabilities of Miss Berry.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Unaccustomed to disguise, I had expatiated upon the beauty of Eleanor, and in such terms, I fear, that I excited some uneasiness in his breast.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
I cannot expatiate on the variety of my knowledge, the brilliancy of my wit, the versatility of my talents.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
Eugene expatiates eloquently upon his merits, which are evident.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
When left alone, Margoton and Dorsain had much to say on family matters, and the mother expatiated largely upon the late election.
"The Young Lord and Other Tales to which is added Victorine Durocher" by Camilla Toulmin
Mr Fluke made up for his former silence by expatiating on the perfections of his favourites.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
This precept being received with mockery, he expatiated on Persian customs, and declared himself a believer in the Koran alone.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay

In news:

"Expatiate" for purposes of IRC § 877A(a)(1) includes a US citizen who has committed one of the following expatriating acts with intent to relinquish US citizenship.
Curiously, Clare Dunne, who plays both a gun-toting, IRA-style Octavius and Brutus's wife, Portia, expatiating on the diminished role of women, was better as the man.

In science:

Brignall, Ru ˇskuc, and Vatter apply Theorem 4.5 to show that it is possible to decide whether or not a permutation class contains only finitely many simple permutations, and expatiate upon Lemma 4.3, showing that every long simple permutation contains either a long alternation or a long “oscillation”.
Decomposing simple permutations, with enumerative consequences
Then we expatiate on the particularities that we have had to devise to adapt it to our problem, the most important being the choice of the form of the functions that give rise to the sought-after excitation operators.
Plasmons in simple-metal slabs: a semiclassical approach
For this reason we take a few paragraphs to expatiate on some of their key points.
A Survey of Ultraproduct Constructions in General Topology