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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n expansiveness a friendly open trait of a talkative person
    • n expansiveness a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand "the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed"
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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.
    • n expansiveness The quality of being expansive.
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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:

In an unwonted mood of expansion he turned to Mali-ya-bwana.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
Back from the river the limits of the city extend for several miles, and admit of great expansion.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
The expanse of water presented to our view in standing up Port Essington, quite delighted us.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
The expiratory act expresses love, expansion, sympathy.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Once out on top I found a wide expanse, green and white, level in places, but with huge upheavals of ridge.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
Upon this expansive plantation about 200 slaves lived and labored.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Spruce expands less than oak, the ratio of radial to longitudinal expansion being about six to one.
"The Mechanical Properties of Wood" by Samuel J. Record
Moreton Bay is an expanse of water 45 miles in length, and 20 in greatest width, enclosed between the mainland and Stradbroke and Moreton Islands.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
By this time he had reached the low boundary wall, at the other side, that overlooks the wide expanse of Catstean Moor.
"J.S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5" by J.S. Le Fanu
Looking back towards the Lake a glorious and expansive view is presented.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James

In poetry:

The newly-harrowed vast expanses
So evenly are spread about,
As though the valley had been spring-cleaned
Or else the mountains flattened out.
"Ploughing Time" by Boris Pasternak
But a bright shadow in the heart's expanse,
Crown'd with the tenderest rays
Of love, and thought as of the far-off glance
Of early summer days.
"John Keats" by Alexander Anderson
But a fair maiden, in her Father's mansion,
Clothed with celestial grace;
And beautiful with all the soul's expansion
Shall we behold her face.
"By The Fireside : Resignation" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Above, the sky, in all its wide expanse,
Laughs with its deepest blue,
And stray winds waking upward from their trance,
Scarce stir a stalk or two.
"The Noonday Rest" by Alexander Anderson
For awhile our all-nectarine breath
Would embalm thy dear Mistress's bow'r,
But soon should we wither in death,
Th' expanse and perfume of an hour."
"Morning Walk" by Laura Sophia Temple
Tall Battlements of flint, uprose,
Long shadowing down the valley,
A grove of sombre Pine, antique,
Amid the white expanse would break,
In many a gloomy alley.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

The expansive area beckons to the wild east coastline of Molokai.
Though stark from a distance, the world's driest desert is an expansive, exotic landscape studded with oases, majestic dunes, and thermal pools.
This deal to pass the largest expansion of abortion since Roe v Wade is a tragedy for America.
Last year they released "Not Ready to Die" as part of a game expansion pack, and now they're unleashing "Carry On" for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
This work presents an iterative anytime heuristic search algorithm called Anytime Window A* ( AWA *) where node expansion is localized within a sliding window comprising of levels of the search tree/graph.
Amid global expansion, financial industry faces a need for Hispanic executives.
Under pressure to end his role as the president of two major league teams, CARL BARGER will resign from the Pittsburgh Pirates next Friday to concentrate on running the expansion Florida Marlins.
Facebook just unveiled plans for its new campus expansion, which was designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry.
Obstacles to Expansion of the US Beef Herd.
Next week, the public will get its first look at the proposed list of new Web domains in the largest-ever expansion of the Internet's naming system.
A federal Medicaid expansion is expected to cover an additional 16 million people beginning in 2014, but some of the states with the lowest per capita physician populations will have some of the largest enrollment increaes.
Car Part Makers Eye Expansion In Russia.
The Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center will hold an open house on Aug 22 to celebrate its bond measure-funded expansion and service improvement project.
For Confederacy , it was the first time it experimented with hosting a shop-in-shop on its lovely and expansive 5,000-square-feet of real estate in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood.
Brazil's Mobile Sector Threatens to Confound PayPal Expansion.

In science:

If the expansion of the generators were negative, then there would exist a small region outside the event horizon through which would pass null geodesics that reached null infinity but which would also have negative expansion.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
Making use of the standard expansion of the tensor field hi j in irreducible components, and making an expansion up to second order in all the fields, on e arrives at a very complicated Lagrangian density L2 , not reported here, describing Gaussian fluctuations aroun d dS space.
Stability in Generalized Modified Gravity
Recall from that M∗ denotes the expansion of M by adjoining relations for all externally definable sets, and that the theory of this expansion is weakly o-minimal.
On central extensions and definably compact groups in o-minimal structures
The difference between β -expansion and dβ (x) arises for x = 1 since the R´enyi expansion of unity dβ (1) is not a β -expansion.
Factor complexity of infinite words associated with non-simple Parry numbers
The Wiener expansion, sometimes used in place of the Volterra expansion (Victor, 1992) has, built-in, the notion of global fitting. The kernel calculation techniques described below, even as applied to Volterra expansions, also fit globally.
Improved Volterra Kernel Methods with Applications to the Visual System