To branch out

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To branch out to speak diffusively; to extend one's discourse to other topics than the main one; also, to enlarge the scope of one's business, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

With one hand she held the blind, and reached out to the nearest branch.
"Clematis" by Bertha B. Cobb
With it they were enabled to branch out and not only improve their home plant but put up factories elsewhere.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
Nort, you and Dick branch out here to the right.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
Francke was thus able to branch out in many directions.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Thus the Pahi, to which we are going, branches out of the Arapaoa.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
The day after they set out, they came to the place where Sancho's branches were strewn.
"The Story of Don Quixote" by Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
The first turn should bring him to the branch that opened out on the passage not far from his stateroom door.
"The Space Rover" by Edwin K. Sloat
For a detailed working out of this important branch we are greatly indebted to Leichtenstern.
"Histology of the Blood" by Paul Ehrlich
So I came to the conclusion that being a Northern shrub, and full of sap, it was undoubtedly killed out, root and branch.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
Branching out from the main industrial plant are nearly always to be found large stores.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
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In poetry:

How can we break out of the net,
Be free of all this sound and dust,
Swinging a thorn-branch, find the way
Back to Peach Blossom Spring?
"Words spoken to P’ei Ti" by Wang Wei
Beneath the shade that branch hath spread,
Which shot out green from Jesse's stem,
These wandering poor are gathered
To have the Gospel preached to them.
"Hymns For Ordination and Installation IX" by John Pierpont
The way that I shall take to-night
Is through the wood whose branches fill
The road with double darkness, till,
Between the boughs, a window's light
Shines out upon the hill.
"The Window On The Hill" by Madison Julius Cawein
I shall be at it indeed, my friends:
Greek puts already on either side
Such a branch-work forth as soon extends
To a vista opening far and wide,
And I pass out where it ends.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
But come and see the bleak and barren mountains
Thick to their tops with roses: come and see
Leaves on the dry dead tree:
The perished plant, set out by living fountains,
Grows fruitful, and its beauteous branches rise,
For ever, towards the skies.
"Mary Magdalen" by William Cullen Bryant
And on a sunny morning 'tis delightful to saunter up the Dunstaffnage road,
Where the green trees spread out their branches so broad;
And as you pass the Lovers' Loan your spirits feel gay
As you see the leaflet float lightly.on the sunny pathway.
"Oban" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

For years, Mozilla's brand has been closely aligned with its open source browser, Firefox, despite the non-profit's efforts to branch out into mail suites (Thunderbird), social networking (Raindrop), and more.
Don't be afraid to branch out into the brown stuff.
Four Artists Who Might Want To Branch Out Into Infomercial -Inspired Licensing.
Well, I've heard what I hope is just a rumor over the past week or so that is so ugly it appears to have fallen out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
From Justin Bieber to B.o.B, Taylor Swift has been branching out to work with other young superstars in various genres.
The six degrees of Penn State branch out to Charlottesville, Va. Where Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco was once offered a grey shirt and a chance to join Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions.
Colleges Slower to Branch Out Abroad.
Brooks' media career continues to branch out .
Avery's decision to branch out to defense earned him more exposure, U-M offer.
It seems like in the last few years they've tried to branch out product-wise to take over more of the lunch market, but why.
"Creating unique environments for theaters was a way for me to branch out and redefine my craft.".
Branch has been deemed out for Week 15 due to neck and ankle injuries, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Since then, the foundation has branched out to provide relief to hurricane victims.
Barbara Safani, left, has advised Allegra McBane, and others, to branch out beyond their original job searches.
When it comes to holiday trees, don't be afraid of branching out (sorry, couldn't resist).
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In science:

Dalitz plots and the total branching ratios, which turn out to be substantially larger than previously estimated.
Standard Model prediction and new physics tests for D0 -> h+h-l+l- (h=\pi,K; l=e,\mu)
There is a loop-hole in this argument if we allow infinite branching and the weights fn in addition satisfy certain convergence relations which move the critical point µc out to the radius of convergence of the rhs of eq. (3.69). I refer to the original articles for discussion [ 7].
Quantization of Geometry
Our results for the ma jor branching ratios are consistent with available experimental data and the sum of all the calculated branching ratios turns out to be close to unity.
Exclusive and inclusive weak decays of the B-meson
Though this paper deals with calculations of branching ratios, we want to point out that within our model-dependent approach both the lepton and final hadron spectra can be predicted in their whole kinematical accessible range.
Exclusive and inclusive weak decays of the B-meson
It is shown that an overall reproduction of the available data can be achieved and the sum of all the calculated branching ratios turns out to be very close to unity.
Exclusive and inclusive weak decays of the B-meson
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