Usage examples for expanse

  1. Where before was the expanse of blue- water, nothing could now be seen except the white slab, pure as marble, which entombed the harbors. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  2. This fine expanse had no hair upon it, but was illuminated with a superb picture of a ship in full sail against a setting sun, all worked in the most handsome of blue tatoo. – Jeremy by Hugh Walpole
  3. Barry looked ahead, to see a man crossing an expanse of flat country toward what was evidently a boarding house. – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  4. She had forgotten Welsley in remembering how small a part Welsley must play in her mother- life, in remembering how very small were the birds in the immense expanse of the sky. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. Taking the lead with my own splendid dogs, we travelled at such a rate that, ere the sun rose up to cheer us, over forty miles of Winnipeg's icy expanse lay between us and the snowy bed where we had sought shelter and slept during the raging storm. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  6. Across the expanse of snow he could see shining a tiny bright light. – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett
  7. And indeed the green expanse of home- like country had its charm even for high- spirited boys; and Edred, the second child of the house, often sat for hours together on the wide window ledge, gazing his fill at the shifting lights and shadows, and dreaming dreams of his own about what he saw. – The Secret Chamber at Chad by Evelyn Everett-Green
  8. One night when I came in very late and thought her asleep, being too tired to sleep myself, I went to our bedroom window and stood looking off down, into the distant expanse of the harbor. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  9. Just one broad expanse of whiteness as far as the eye could reach. – Divers Women by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  10. His short legs bowed outward at the knees, and a curve seemed necessary in order to preserve the harmony of general expanse. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  11. As Marian sat looking away at the vast expanse of drifting ice which had been restless in its movements of late, telling of the coming of the spring break- up, she wondered what had happened to the frank- eyed, friendly boy. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  12. They came without interruption from the expanse of the sea, roaring and white. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  13. His beautiful cottage, set in the midst of fruit and flower gardens, looked from the mountain side on which it stood over the broad expanse of the noble river. – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell