Usage examples for expanse

  1. They comprehend Life as they comprehend the expanse of yonder harbor, dotted with shifting but familiar forms, ruffled by a passing wind or bright under a summer sun, and whose tides duly rise and fall. – Humanity in the City by E. H. Chapin
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Far and wide extended an expanse of ice. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  5. Just one broad expanse of whiteness as far as the eye could reach. – Divers Women by Pansy and Mrs. C.M. Livingston
  6. 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
  7. The other day we discovered, about three leagues from here, a wilderness, an absolute wilderness of woods in a great expanse of country, where not one hut could be seen, not a human being, not a sheep, not a fowl, nothing but flowers, butterflies and birds all day. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. So wide an expanse of fresh running water is in itself a fine object. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  11. A great expanse of twelve to fifteen hours lay in front of you. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Across the expanse of snow he could see shining a tiny bright light. – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett
  15. 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
  16. They came without interruption from the expanse of the sea, roaring and white. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
  17. 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
  18. In the silent watches of the night, in the lonely depths of the forest, upon the expanse of the sea, or wherever man may be, how frequently is it the case that this book speaks into his conscience in a silent yet thundering voice, and before it he is awed and silenced and oftentimes terror- stricken. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  19. 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