• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Widener one who, or that which, widens: a kind of tool
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  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    “Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.”
  • Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    Mary Elizabeth Braddon
    “When once estrangement has arisen between those who truly love each other, everything seems to widen the breach.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wíd; Ice. víthr, Ger. weit.


In literature:

Dundee, watching closely, saw Penny's eyes widen with something like shocked surprise.
"Murder at Bridge" by Anne Austin
For she had seen the window-shutter slowly widen, and then a cautious hand appear on the ledge.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
As he swung his hand over the cot, however, his eyes widened and he called out to Will that the boys were not in their cots.
"The Call of the Beaver Patrol" by V. T. Sherman
Stark naked though I was, she did not flinch as I came; only her eyes seemed to widen upon me in wonder.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
That the breach between the post authorities and the cavalry officers was widened by the day's occurrences goes without saying.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
In fact up here it is only a shallow creek, though down below it widens and deepens.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny South" by Laura Lee Hope
Her eyes widened with astonishment.
"Jerry" by Jean Webster
Her eyes widened with astonishment.
"Jerry Junior" by Jean Webster
They passed the public gardens and saw the sea widen and the morning quicken.
"The Lovely Lady" by Mary Austin
To the women who live in the country the circle widens naturally and beautifully.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}

In poetry:

Though mountain watchmen daily see
Horizons widen far,
Dominions of the Boundary
Have ever ruled, and are.
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
Each hue, each harmony divine
The holy world about,
Its soul will send forth into mine,
My soul to widen out.
"Blessed Are The Meek, For They Shall Inherit The Earth" by George MacDonald
Out of it all there comes a flame,
A splendid widening light.
Sorrow is turned to mystery
And Death into delight.
"What The Coal-Heaver Said" by Vachel Lindsay
But lo! his eyes far-fixed burn
Adown the widening vale;
The looks of all obedient turn,
And soon those looks are pale.
"A Book of Dreams: Part I" by George MacDonald
I pass those mighty ones, who then
Were ever in my sight—
Strong kings who struggled with the pen
To widen human right.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
A child, with wonder-widened eyes,
O'erawed and troubled by the sight
Of hot, red sands, and brazen skies,
And anchorite.
"The Hermit of Thebaid" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Israeli leader threatens ' significant widening' of Gaza military offensive.
JERUSALEM — Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a " significant widening" of its operation in the Gaza Strip.
The road is being widened and the construction will likely continue through the end of summer.
Time to widen the silly snook slot.
Schlumberger Widens 3Q Profit But Warns of Softness in the Gulf.
Americans Earning Less, Wealth Gap Widens.
Sotheby's 3rd-Quarter Loss Widens Amid Year-Earlier Tax Benefit , Revenue Up.
Sotheby's (BID) third-quarter loss widened as a tax benefit helped year-earlier results, although the auction house posted higher revenue.
Israel's prime minister says the army is prepared for a "significant widening".
Rested Warriors prep for Widener .
It was a forbidden word, Widener was.
Wanda, the daughter of Charles E and Emma D (Heavin) Widener , was born in Phelps County on September 30th, 1916.
Katherine (Kitti) Widener , 53, Defiance, died Sunday at Harborside Healthcare, Bryan.
Widener University Deploys RouteScience Control Boxes.
Kershey, Falini return to the classroom with Widener program.

In science:

This widening also is expected from the manifold origin of these arms (Fig. 1 here and Papers I and V).
Manifold-driven spirals in N-body barred galaxy simulations
How much this widening is depends on the potential, so that we can not compare Figs. 1 and 4 quantitatively.
Manifold-driven spirals in N-body barred galaxy simulations
In Paper III (Southworth 2010) the net was widened to include the full analysis of 30 TEPs with five sets o f stellar models, plus a description of the methods used to incorporate contaminating light and orbital eccentricity into the analysis.
Homogeneous studies of transiting extrasolar planets. V. New results for 38 planets
In addition, the space in which the theorem of coincidence of the corresponding classes of functions holds true is widened.
Approximation of classes of functions defined by a generalized $r$-th modulus of smoothness
The main goal of both experiments is the precision measurement of a number of so far completely unknown structure functions of the nucleon, which will widen our understanding of its detailed structure and provide unique precision tests of the predictive power of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary