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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv expansively in an ebullient manner "Khrushchev ebulliently promised to supply rockets for the protection of Cuba against American aggression"
    • adv expansively in an impressively expansive manner "she managed to live rather expansively on her modest income"
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Deutschland's quadruple expansion engine Deutschland's quadruple expansion engine

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The forth railway bridge is a meter longer in summer than in winter due to thermal expansion.
    • expansively In an expansive manner; by expansion.
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  • Susan Sontag
    “The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty -- of the indefinite expansion of possibility.”
  • Thomas Crum
    Thomas Crum
    “Being willing to change allows you to move from a point of view to a viewing point -- a higher, more expansive place, from which you can see both sides.”
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    “Expansion means complexity and complexity decay.”
  • W. Winwood Reade
    W. Winwood Reade
    “Artistic genius is an expansion of monkey imitativeness.”
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
    “The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.”
  • Charles M. Schwab
    “There's no limit possible to the expansion of each one of us.”


In literature:

Like great, green, white-crested hills, the waves raced along the vast expanse.
"Story of Chester Lawrence" by Nephi Anderson
Lincoln had been elected on a platform opposing the further territorial expansion of slavery.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
He admired the effects of light and shadow on the wide expanse; and noticed the peculiarities of the alkaline lakes.
"Lady Merton, Colonist" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
On the contrary, it is its expansion and development.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
Johnny's eyes once more swept the broad expanse of drifting ice.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
This purchase was the greatest instance of expansion in our history.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Theodore Roosevelt
Never, as I observed before, was there so beautiful an expanse of water.
"After London" by Richard Jefferies
She was expansive in her person, prodigal in sympathy, exuberant in dress.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
The last word of this great expansion was Emilius, its first and more imperfectly articulated was the earlier of the two Discourses.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
The main feature of these barns was their enormous expansion of roof.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs

In poetry:

Where midst some vast expanse the mind,
Which swelling virtue fires,
Forgets that earth it leaves behind,
And to it's heaven aspires:
"Hymn Written Among The Alps" by Helen Maria Williams
Our two souls therefore, which are one,
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion,
Like gold to airy thinness beat.
"A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" by John Donne
As through heaven's expanse so glorious
In their orbits suns roll on,
Brethren, thus your proud race run,
Glad as warriors all-victorious!
"Hymn To Joy" by Friedrich von Schiller
She hath no pain or fear,
But by her Saviour's side
Expansion finds for every power;
And knowledge her angelic dower
An ever-flowing tide.
"Mrs. Margaret Walbridge," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
The great raft prest,
My calm, broad breast--
A dream thro' my shady trance,
The light canoe--
A spirit flew--
The pulse of my blue expanse.
"The Ghosts Of The Trees" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The vast expanse of all the deep
Shall one day pause and cease to roll;
The liquid grave where millions sleep
Shall itself give up its soul.
"The Fate Of All" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

The expansion, Ayrshire 's second in four years in Mississippi, adds 15 new jobs at the company's Alcorn County plant earlier this summer.
We were so proud to hear her talk in expansive paragraphs when many other children her age could barely link two words together.
Guadagnolis back away from Gasoline Alley expansion.
In the course of discussing with Sam Tanenhaus his book The Death of Conservatism (an expansion of this essay he wrote for TNR), Reihan Salam claims in passing.
Updated in 2010, this manual provides products, services, expansion plans, as well as long-term planning tips for your holding company.
He offers classes in beekeeping and sells the bee packages that serve as a starts or expansion for other beekeepers .
With an expansive lawn, selling out the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) proves to be quite difficult.
Chef Alain Buthion and his brother Michel purchased Bellini 's Ristorante and Grill, late last year, promising to return the restaurant to its regional Italian roots and offer the state's most expansive Italian wine list.
HYPER LOCAL On April 8, the state Supreme Court ruled that Kuilima Resort Company has to update a 25-year-old Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for its controversial Turtle Bay expansion on Oahu's North Shore.
If Texas painters didn't have the vast expanse of terra firma known as Big Bend , what would they paint.
What happened before the universe's expansion.
A noted philanthropist, William Cook and his family were involved in numerous charitable activities, and have supported the expansion of the biosciences at Rose-Hulman.
Welcome to the next expansion of the U.S.' shadow wars against terror groups worldwide.
Open, expansive postures reflect and signal power (picture Wonder Woman).
Medicaid Expansion May Lower Death Rates, Study Says.

In science:

From the inversion formula and the residue theorem, the asymptotic expansion of f (t) as t → 0− can be derived from the poles of f ∗ (s) on the left of the fundamental domain, the rightmost such pole giving the dominant term of the asymptotic expansion.
Random sampling of plane partitions
Notice that this can be used as will be done in the sequel to deduce a limit theorem from the expansion of λ(t) at 0, but also conversely to get an expansion of λ(t) at 0 from a known limit theorem, see .
Stable laws and products of positive random matrices
From a theoretical perspective, it would also be interesting to find methods for obtaining the generalized expansion coefficients Kρ,ω ,λ from Kρ,u,u , similar to how we found the expansion coefficients Kρ,ω from Kρ,u .
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
Asymptotic expansions in eSm ρ,δ (Ω × Rp ) In this subsection we elaborate and state in full generality the notion of asymptotic expansion of a generalized symbol introduced for the first time in .
Generalized Fourier Integral Operators on spaces of Colombeau type
Every expansion of the real field is definably complete and Baire, and so is every o-minimal expansion of a field.
Definably complete and Baire structures and Pfaffian closure